Anne Case

Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Director, Research Program in Development Studies

Courses

ECO 562
Economic Development I

Description/Objectives:
An examination of those areas in the economic analysis of development where there have been recent analytical or empirical advances. Emphasis is given to the formulation of theoretical models and econometric analysis and testing. Topics covered include models of household/farm behavior, savings behavior, equity and efficiency in pricing policy, project evaluation, measurement of poverty and inequality, and the analysis of commodity prices.

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only

ECO 562C
Economic Analysis of Development (Advanced)


Description/Objectives:
Considers theory and evidence to explain processes of economic development; examines theories of economic growth, and the two-way links between development and povery, inequality, social institutions, and the family. Policy debates on education, health, and social policy, and governmental and international aid are also covered.

Other Requirements:
WWS Graduate Students Only

ECO 563
Economic Development II


Description/Objectives:
Selected topics in the economic analysis of development beyond those covered in 562. Topics are selected from the theory and measurement of poverty and inequality; the relationship between growth and poverty; health and education in economic development; saving, growth, population, and development; commodity prices in economic development.

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only

ECO 565
Health Economics
I

Description/Objectives:
Examines health issues in the developed world. Specific topics include the evolution of health over the life course; the fetal origins hypothesis; the two-way links between socioeconomic status and health; the impact of social safety nets on health outcomes; environmental threats to children's health and development; health insurance and its effects on health; the industrial organization of health care delivery. Prerequisites: PhD-level microeconomics and econometrics.

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only

WWS 593G
Topics in Health Analysis - AIDS in Africa: Causes and Consequences


Description/Objectives:
This course is intended to offer a rigorous analysis of some of the causes and consequences of the AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.
We will focus on the following themes: orphanhood, education, health care delivery and behavioral responses. It will draw on both microeconomic theory and economics to analyze important aspects of the crisis.

Other Requirements:
WWS Graduate Students Only



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