We are happy to announce that the IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) is sponsoring the ONLINE EVENT: “Development Economics Course”, January 15 – March 18, 2024.
This course addresses the question of why fundamentally equal humans living in different countries enjoy very different standards of living. The aim of this course is to make the very latest research in economics on these issues accessible to anyone who is sufficiently curious about it. It is modeled after the award-winning undergraduate development course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and, like its model, it is entirely based on research articles.
It is open to all residents of Asian countries on this list. A basic knowledge of economics, statistics, mathematics is useful but there are no prerequisites other than a deep clear curiosity about the subject. Our goal is to open a window on the world of research, and to give students a glimpse of what economics can do. The language of instruction is English.
The course is structured as follows and runs for 10 weeks from January 15 to March 18, 2024. Every week there will be a one-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial. The lectures will be live on zoom in weeks 1 and 10, and on video in weeks 2-9. The tutorials will be live on zoom in weeks 2-9. Participants will be assigned to a small group with whom you will attend the tutorial every week. We expect readings and problem sets to take between 2 and 8 hours per week.
All live sessions will take place between 7am-12noon UK time.
PLEASE NOTE: This course was previously announced for September – November 2023.Due to circumstances we didn’t have any influence on, we needed to move the dates of the course.
You will find the call here.