Economics and Development
DE060 | Autumn | 6ECTS
A very good general reference for this course is given by the compendium of surveys provided in the four volumes of the Handbook of Development Economics (volumes 1 and 2 are edited by Chenery and Srinivasan, while volumes 3A and 3B are edited by Behrman and Srinivasan). Another reflex students should acquire when investigating a new topic is to read the appropriate and most recent survey in the Journal of Economic Literature. This can be accessed online (from an Institute computer). An essential companion for anyone thinking of working with developing country survey data is the excellent book The Analysis of Household Surveys: A Microeconometric Approach to Development Policy by Angus Deaton (1997): it will also help you to brush up your basic econometric skills. Websites, especially that of the World Bank, are replete with material that you will find both interesting and useful.