Department of Political Science

PSC 565 Political Economy of Development

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Old Political Science Field: Comparative Politics

Alexander Lee
Spring 2017 — W 16:50-19:30

Course Syllabus

This course surveys selected topics in the extensive literature on political and economic development. We will focus on differences in formal and informal institutions across countries. Topics will include the determinants of economic growth, the modernization hypothesis, distributional conflict, government corruption, the success and failure of states to deliver of public goods, among others.

Robin Harding, Alexander Lee
Fall 2014 — W 14:45-17:25

Course Syllabus

This course surveys selected topics in the extensive literature on political and economic development. We will focus on differences in formal and informal institutions across countries. Topics will include the determinants of economic growth, the modernization hypothesis, distributional conflict, government corruption, the success and failure of states to deliver of public goods, among others.

Avidit Acharya
Spring 2012 — TR

T 16:50-18:05, R 14:00-15:15

This course surveys selected topics in the extensive literature on political and economic development. We will focus on differences in formal and informal institutions across countries. Topics will include the determinants of economic growth, the modernization hypothesis, distributional conflict, government corruption, the success and failure of states to deliver of public goods, among others.