International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities

PADM-GP.2203, 3 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


While some countries have achieved unprecedented rates of economic growth in the past half century, other countries have experienced set-backs. For those that have seen rapid growth, economic changes have not always translated into proportional social changes – and sometimes rapid social changes have occurred in the absence of economic growth.

This course takes up issues of economic growth and social change in a comparative perspective. The course begins by reviewing the relationships between poverty, inequality, and economic growth. In that context, attention then turns to the role of markets, with a focus on local financial markets. In the second part of the semester, attention turns to policy interventions to improve education, confront rapid population growth, reduce the burden of disease, and confront corruption.


CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2016Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Fall 2015Rajeev DehejiaSyllabus
Spring 2015Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Spring 2014Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Fall 2013Rajeev DehejiaSyllabus
Spring 2013Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Fall 2012Rajeev DehejiaSyllabus
Fall 2011Rajeev DehejiaSyllabus
Fall 2010Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Spring 2010Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Fall 2009Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Spring 2009Jonathan J. MorduchSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015Rajeev DehejiaEvaluation
Spring 2015Jonathan MorduchEvaluation
Spring 2015Jonathan MorduchEvaluation
Fall 2014Rajeev DehejiaEvaluation
Spring 2014Jonathan MorduchEvaluation
Fall 2013Rajeev DehejiaEvaluation
Spring 2013Jonathan J. MorduchEvaluation
Spring 2013Jonathan J. MorduchEvaluation
Spring 2012Ebenstein, AvrahamEvaluation
Spring 2012Ebenstein, AvrahamEvaluation
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Dehejia, Rajeev

Weekly Schedule:
Wed - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:BOBS Room:LL139