Assessment Materials in Development Economics

Marina Della Giusta, University of Reading

Examination with marking guidelines for module in Macroeconomic Policy in Developing Counties.

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Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee, MIT

Originally taught in 2004, this archived course looked at "the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions." Reading list, note-form lecture notes, exams and STATA exercises are available.

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Christine Walley, MIT

Reading list and essay topics from a 2003 course that explores "why poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men, while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics." The content is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese as well as in English.

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Robert M. Townsend, MIT

Twelve video lectures and accompnying slides, plus detailed reading list and problem sets from the first half of a 2013 undergraduate course. Topics include "migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets." The videos can be downloaded from the Internet Archive or from iTunesU.

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Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, George Mason University

An online course including 245 YouTube videos (totalling about 25.5 hours), online self-test questions and forums in which to ask questions. It is structured into 23 topics.

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This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

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Shanto Ghosh, University of California, Berkeley

This course web page includes homework problems, exams, and their solutions, all in .pdf. It supports a course on development economics as taught in 2004.

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