Development Economics

Weekly Meetings

Sundays
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Harper 102

Harvey Barnhard

Harvey Barnhard

Cohort Leader

Anirudh Duvvuru

Anirudh Duvvuru

Cohort Leader

Cohort Objectives:
– Read interesting–and often controversial–papers
– Develop programming skills (R and Matlab)
– Produce original research by the end of academic year

Possible Research topics
– Inequality/welfare and relevant factors for measurement
– Poverty and malnutrition
– Ties between population growth and economic development
– Agriculture markets
– Rural vs urban analysis of land and/or labor
– Trade and aid intervention policies’ respective impacts
– Political tension and resulting conflict
– Financially viable models of insurance, credit, and microfinancing for the poor