Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2021



Course Number

DIPL 6153 AA

Course Description

This course analyzes interactions between institutions and development to understand why some countries are rich and others arc poor. Using empirical evidence, the course will identify key features of the economic and political development processes, including individual and societal factor accumulation. We will examine underlying historical, structural, and institutional causes of development and underdevelopment. The objective of the course is for students to be able to draw on empirical evidence to evaluate the relevance of the economic frameworks in diagnosing root causes of development.