MPP2019-551

Development Policy

Yooil Bae, James Riedel
Date: 01/02/2019 14:05; File size: 356,399 bytes
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Tuesday, 27/02/2018
08:30 - 10:00

Session 1. Introduction and Organizational Meeting

  • United Nations General Assembly. 2015. "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E.
Thursday, 01/03/2018
08:30 - 10:00

Session 2. Measuring and Defining 'Development'

  • Ravallion, Martin. 1997. "Good and Bad Growth: The Human Development Reports." World Development 25(5): 631-638. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X96001416. 
  • Take a look: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Index (HDI), http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-index-hdi. 
  • [Recommended] (alternative indicators to GDP), Stiglitz, J., Amartya Sen, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi. 2009. Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/118025/118123/Fitoussi+Commission+report (It's optional, but recommend skimming p.11-18, 'Executive Summary' part).
Friday, 02/03/2018
08:30 - 10:00

Review

James Riedel and Thi Thu Tra Pham
Date: 10/05/2018 15:35; File size: 435,199 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 10/05/2018 16:33; File size: 1,252,292 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 18/02/2019 11:50; File size: 528,771 bytes
T. N. Srinivasan, Jagdish Bhagwati
Date: 18/02/2019 11:48; File size: 51,064 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, Steven A. Block
Date: 20/04/2018 11:07; File size: 85,376 bytes
W. Arthur Lewis
Date: 18/02/2019 11:48; File size: 48,868 bytes
Andrew Berg, Andrea Presbitero, Luis-Felipe Zanna
Date: 18/02/2019 11:47; File size: 48,369 bytes
Craig Burnside, David Dollar
Date: 18/02/2019 11:46; File size: 50,278 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, Steven A. Block
Date: 20/04/2018 11:04; File size: 85,376 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, Steven A. Block
Date: 20/04/2018 11:04; File size: 85,376 bytes
Jared Diamond
Date: 07/03/2018 15:07; File size: 192,689 bytes
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
Date: 18/02/2019 11:44; File size: 49,125 bytes
S. P. Jayasooriya
Date: 18/02/2019 11:44; File size: 821,875 bytes
Robert E. Lucas
Date: 18/02/2019 11:37; File size: 47,009 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, Steven A. Block
Date: 20/04/2018 11:01; File size: 85,376 bytes
N. Gregory Mankiw et al.
Date: 18/02/2019 11:35; File size: 49,441 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins, Steven Radelet, David L. Lindauer, Steven A. Block
Date: 18/02/2019 11:34; File size: 85,376 bytes
David N. Weil
Date: 07/03/2018 15:05; File size: 192,689 bytes
Jakob Svensson
Date: 18/02/2019 11:33; File size: 52,443 bytes
Stephan Haggard, Andrew MacIntyre, and Lydia Tiede
Date: 18/02/2019 11:33; File size: 49,474 bytes
Darrell M. West
Date: 18/02/2019 11:33; File size: 47,466 bytes
H.T. Dao, H. Waters, Q. V. Le
Date: 18/02/2019 11:32; File size: 49,459 bytes
Banerjee A. and Esther Duflo
Date: 07/03/2018 10:55; File size: 192,689 bytes
Nazmul Chaudhury, Jeffrey Hammer, Michael Kremer et al.
Date: 18/02/2019 11:31; File size: 54,618 bytes
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
Date: 18/02/2019 11:30; File size: 50,338 bytes
Banerjee A. and Esther Duflo
Date: 07/03/2018 10:47; File size: 192,689 bytes
Anne O. Krueger
Date: 18/02/2019 11:29; File size: 46,340 bytes
Carlos Tejada
Date: 18/02/2019 11:29; File size: 81,396 bytes
Indermit Gill, Homi Kharas
Date: 18/02/2019 11:28; File size: 50,409 bytes
John Williamson
Date: 18/02/2019 11:27; File size: 79,615 bytes
David L. Lindauer, Lant Pritchett
Date: 18/02/2019 11:25; File size: 81,055 bytes
UNDP
Date: 18/02/2019 11:19; File size: 54,025 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:40; File size: 975,945 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:39; File size: 547,528 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:38; File size: 452,676 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:37; File size: 673,031 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:36; File size: 1,219,434 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:32; File size: 662,570 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:31; File size: 544,307 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:29; File size: 376,965 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:28; File size: 1,037,009 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 25/04/2018 17:27; File size: 265,748 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 28/03/2018 18:08; File size: 416,624 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 26/03/2018 22:33; File size: 254,322 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 22/03/2018 07:49; File size: 362,696 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 20/03/2018 07:49; File size: 307,876 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 15/03/2018 07:46; File size: 826,541 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 12/03/2018 16:53; File size: 1,574,809 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 07/03/2018 16:46; File size: 315,696 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 05/03/2018 16:06; File size: 650,387 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 01/03/2018 08:40; File size: 451,710 bytes
Yooil Bae
Date: 01/03/2018 08:40; File size: 1,000,915 bytes

In today's globalized and technologically advanced world, more than eight million people are still malnourished, more than one billion people live on less than a dollar per day and poverty and inequality have proven to be stubbornly resilient against attempts to reduce them over the last decades. This course explores sources of economic growth, inequality, poverty, and other aspects of development. It first examines various approaches to the study of development, drawing on a work from economics, political science, sociology, etc. It then explores key areas of debate within the study of development, including varieties of capitalist system, the role of the state, the effects of globalization and international trade, and their impacts on growth, inequality and poverty. Finally, the course touches specific challenges relating to education, public health, sustainable development, and so forth. Throughout the course, we will seek policy implications for Vietnam and the other developing countries.

This course is built on lectures and students' contribution to class discussions and case studies. The objective of this course is for students to gain an overview of both issues and practices related to the study of development. Detailed course objectives are:

  • Provide students with a clear understanding of key debates and issues on development.
  • Help students formulate important development agenda and strategies for Vietnam
  • Provide students proper comparative methods to strategically learn from the best practices
  • Increase students' awareness of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 'grand challenges' we face suggested by international society
  • Provide students with the analytical tools needed to make sense of economic development and social change.