IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course

  • October 2024

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education


    The 8th IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education will convene international scholars focusing on the development of skills within both formal and informal educational contexts and their valuation in the labor market. The conference will feature a select group of presenters, alongside a poster session for local researchers from the host institutions. Presentations and the keynote speech will be accessible via Zoom to an external audience.

IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course
January 15, 2024 - March 18, 2024

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.

The course is designed for undergraduate students, but we can accept applications from grad/post-grad students and employees from the public and private sector as well. 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 free of charge for the participants.

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.

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