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Ever since Adam Smith has written “The Wealth of Nations” there is a question about rich and poor countries. In this course, it will discuss all the important technical issues and progress of economics. Advanced level of materials is used for this course. Beginners can apply for this course. If you can pass the final exam you can earn our “Development Economics” certificate.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: MR University

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
Basic Facts of Growth and Development 00:13:00
The Importance of Institutions (Brief) 00:06:00
Guns, Germs and Steel 00:18:00
How Persistent is Prosperity? (Optional) 00:07:00
Geography and Development, Trade 00:11:00
Geography and Development, Disease 00:11:00
Why Agriculture is Important 00:02:00
Industry Builds on Agriculture 00:03:00
Green Revolution 00:04:00
Micronutrients 00:03:00
Productivity Decline 00:04:00
Module: 2
GMOs 00:12:00
Land reform in India 00:06:00
Sharecropping 00:05:00
China’s agricultural reforms 00:05:00
Fertilizer, roads, and Africa 00:02:00
Garlic (Optional) 00:02:00
A tomato border crossing (Optional) 00:04:00
Wheat, water, and Saudi Arabia (Optional) 00:03:00
Yams, a man’s crop? (Optional) 00:03:00
The Rice Price Spike of 2007-2008 (Optional) 00:04:00
The Soy Boom (Optional) 00:02:00
Module: 3
Malawi restricts trade in corn (Optional) 00:05:00
The Clove Monopoly (Optional) 00:03:00
Watermelon scale economies (Optional) 00:03:00
Economic import of water 00:02:00
Water markets and ethics 00:03:00
Water and Monopoly 00:03:00
Privatizing urban water 00:02:00
Water privatization in Buenos Aires 00:07:00
Cochabamba water privatization 00:04:00
Problems with water privatization 00:04:00
Water and asymmetric information 00:03:00
Module: 4
Water supply and demand 00:07:00
Water and common pool problem 00:06:00
Ground water in Yemen 00:05:00
Wheat, water, and Saudi Arabia 00:03:00
Water and dams 00:03:00
Virtual water 00:02:00
Water Policies for People, by David Zetland (Optional) 00:08:00
The Reversal of Fortune 00:03:00
The Effect of Geography on Institutions 00:18:00
Adam Smith (Optional) 00:05:00
Jeffrey Sachs (Optional) 00:07:00
Module: 5
Trust and economic growth 00:07:00
The Solow Model (Brief, no math) 00:08:00
The Middle Income Trap 00:05:00
What Is the Rule of 70? 00:03:00
Premature Deindustrialization 00:09:00
Purchasing Power Parity: When in India, Get a Haircut 00:04:00
GDP & PPP 00:17:00
The Solow Model 1 – Introduction 00:15:00
The Solow Model 2: Comparative Statics 00:13:00
The Solow Model 3 — Taking the Model to Data 00:17:00
The Solow Model 4 – Productivity 00:17:00
Module: 6
Development Economics Midterm 00:01:00
Double Marginalization Problem 00:13:00
O-Ring Model 00:19:00
Paul Romer (Optional) 00:16:00
Productivity in Firms 00:07:00
Productivity and firm size 00:02:00
Two myths about multinationals 00:06:00
Calculation of profit and loss 00:08:00
Industrial policy: theory 00:07:00
Industrial policy: evidence 00:07:00
Conditional convergence 00:04:00
Module: 7
Local monopoly power 00:04:00
Comparative Advantage 00:12:00
Comparative Advantage 2:Homework 00:05:00
Sources of Comparative Advantage 00:08:00
Development and Trade: Empirical Evidence 00:15:00
Trade and Tariff History 00:04:00
Trade and Poverty in India 00:04:00
Does “Fair Trade” Help? 00:06:00
World Trade Organization 00:07:00
Module: 8
Property Rights 1: Private v. Collective 00:09:00
Property Rights 2: Titling 00:10:00
Property Rights 3: Communal Property, Enclosure and the State 00:08:00
Hernando de Soto (Optional) 00:08:00
Corruption and Growth 00:04:00
Corruption and Tech Transfer 00:05:00
Corruption with Cash Transfers 00:04:00
Corruption: Who Pays and How Much 00:04:00
Corruption, Rent Seeking and Multiple Equilibria 00:13:00
Corruption with and without Theft 00:05:00
Tullock Paradox 00:03:00
Module: 9
Causes of Corruption 00:08:00
Gender and Corruption 00:04:00
Corruption and Output Composition 00:01:00
Corruption, Justice, and Development 00:10:00
IPaidaBribe com 00:02:00
No Considerations: Doing Business in India Without Bribes 00:11:00
Corruption Indices 00:02:00
Corruption and Parking Tickets 00:05:00
Indian Drivers 00:03:00
Anne Krueger 00:04:00
Jagdish N. Bhagwati 00:02:00
Module: 10
How to Fight Corruption 00:02:00
Corruption and Public Sector Wages 00:03:00
Recipients and Donors: Basic Facts ! 00:10:00
Does Foreign Aid Increase Growth? 00:10:00
Knowledge Problems and Incentive Problems 00:05:00
Examples of Aid that Works 00:05:00
The World Bank 00:07:00
The IMF 00:07:00
Millennium Villages Project 00:09:00
Finance and Growth 00:16:00
Finance Law and Trust (Mexico) 00:08:00
Module: 11
Introduction to Microfinance (Portfolios of the Poor) 00:07:00
Why Microcredit? 00:04:00
Why Microsavings? 00:02:00
ROSCAs and Chit Funds 00:08:00
Microcredit Evidence 00:03:00
Robert Townsend 00:05:00
Earning Money 00:04:00
Spending Money 00:03:00
Are the Poor Overwhelmed? 00:03:00
Poverty and Attention 00:03:00
Conditional Cash Transfers 00:03:00
Module: 12
AmartyaSen #1 on Capabilities 00:04:00
AmartyaSen #2 “Missing Women” 00:07:00
“The Other Path” 00:07:00
Edward Banfield 00:03:00
Child Labor 00:06:00
Bonded Labor 00:05:00
Randomized Controlled Trials, Part One 00:10:00
Randomized Controlled Trials, Part Two 00:09:00
Private Health Insurance 00:04:00
Cholera in Haiti 00:05:00
Fighting Diarrhea 00:04:00
Module: 13
What to do about HIV/AIDS? 00:04:00
Deworming 00:03:00
Pricing Mosquito Nets 00:03:00
Birth Weight and Cash Transfers 00:04:00
Participation in Uganda 00:03:00
The Quality of Medical Advice 00:04:00
The Kerala Paradox 00:08:00
Education and Economic Growth 00:04:00
Education in East Asia 00:04:00
Education and Latin Growth 00:04:00
Teacher Attendance 00:03:00
Module: 14
Vouchers in Colombia 00:02:00
Colonial Education in India 00:02:00
Parental Expectations from School 00:03:00
Quantity vs. Quality of Children 00:06:00
Thoughts on Education 00:08:00
Conditional Cash Transfers 00:03:00
Mobile phones and literacy 00:03:00
The Rise of Private Education in India 00:10:00
Testing for Cream Skimming in India 00:11:00
Democracy and Reforms 00:07:00
The Theory of the Median Voter 00:08:00
Module: 15
The Agenda Setter 00:08:00
Roving and Stationary Bandits 00:05:00
Democracy in the Arab World 00:04:00
African Borders and Conflict 00:05:00
Will China Democratize? 00:06:00
Is there a Natural Resource Curse? 00:06:00
SenIII Democracy and Famines 00:03:00
Basic Facts about Migration 00:04:00
Wage Gains from Immigration 00:03:00
Remittances 00:04:00
Is there a Brain Drain? 00:05:00
Module: 16
Wage Effects in the U.S. 00:08:00
Internal Chinese Migration 00:04:00
Demographic Transitions 00:09:00
Population and Economic Growth 00:07:00
The Malthusian Argument 00:06:00
The African Demographic Dividend 00:04:00
Environmental Economics 00:07:00
Temperature and Growth 00:04:00
Skyscrapers and Slums: What’s Driving Mumbai’s Housing Crisis? 00:08:00
Rent Control in Mumbai 00:09:00
Rent Control in Mumbai 00:09:00
Module: 17
East India Company 00:07:00
Land taxation in early India 00:02:00
The deindustrialization of India 00:05:00
Education in colonial India 00:02:00
Railroads and colonial India 00:04:00
Gandhi and the Salt March 00:05:00
Did British rule help India? 00:08:00
India since Independence 00:02:00
India’s toughest economic times 00:04:00
India’s growth inflection 00:05:00
India’s reforms of the 1990s 00:05:00
Module: 18
Trade and Poverty in India 00:04:00
Agriculture in India 00:06:00
Green Revolution 00:04:00
Land reform in India 00:06:00
Food crises and India’s media 00:07:00
Power generation in India 00:05:00
Foreign investment in India 00:04:00
Competition from foreign retailers 00:06:00
Purchasing Power Parity: When in India, Get a Haircut 00:04:00
Skyscrapers and Slums: What’s Driving Mumbai’s Housing Crisis? 00:08:00
Rent Control in Mumbai 00:09:00
Module: 19
No Considerations: Doing Business in India Without Bribes 00:11:00
Bankruptcy law in India 00:04:00
Labor market regulation 00:06:00
India’s macroeconomic stability 00:04:00
Castes and groundwater trade 00:04:00
India’s air and water pollution 00:05:00
Mobility in the caste system 00:05:00
Corruption in driver’s licenses 00:03:00
Lentils as incentive 00:03:00
The Kerala Paradox 00:08:00
Module: 20
The Rise of Private Education in India 00:10:00
Testing for Cream Skimming in India 00:11:00
Edward Luce on India 00:05:00
India business profiles 00:04:00
Service sector growth 00:06:00
Frugal innovation for the heart 00:04:00
The value of English 00:03:00
Female leadership in India 00:04:00
Cable TV and women 00:03:00
The economics of Bollywood 00:06:00
Module: 21
Amartya Sen #1 00:04:00
Amartya Sen #2 00:07:00
Amartya Sen #3 00:03:00
Partha Dasgupta 00:03:00
Jagdish N. Bhagwati 00:02:00
Guide to Leading Thinkers 00:02:00
Paul Rosenstein Rodan 00:04:00
W. Arthur Lewis 00:04:00
Raul Prebisch 00:02:00
Bela Balassa 00:06:00
Ragnar Nurkse 00:03:00
Albert O. Hirschman 00:03:00
Module: 22
Peter Bauer 00:04:00
Adam Smith 00:06:00
Joseph Schumpeter 00:02:00
Alexander Gerschenkron 00:04:00
Karl Polanyi 00:05:00
Theodore Schultz 00:03:00
Edward Banfield 00:03:00
Paul Krugman 00:09:00
Jagdish N. Bhagwati 00:02:00
Anne Krueger 00:04:00
Elinor Ostrom 00:04:00
Module: 23
Partha Dasgupta 00:03:00
Paul Romer 00:16:00
William Easterly 00:10:00
Jeffrey Sachs 00:07:00
Joseph Stiglitz 00:04:00
Robert Townsend 00:05:00
Banerjee, Duflo, and Kremer 00:04:00
Module: 24
Amartya Sen #1 00:04:00
Amartya Sen #2 00:07:00
Amartya Sen #3 00:03:00
Paul Collier 00:04:00
Dani Rodrik 00:05:00
Daron Acemoglu 00:06:00
Hernando de Soto 00:07:00
Jeffrey Sachs (full) | Conversations with Tyler 01:32:00
Dani Rodrik (full) | Conversations with Tyler 01:24:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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