MPP2022-551

Development Policy

Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 10:33; File size: 295,522 bytes
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Frank Incropera
Date: 27/09/2021 11:41; File size: 21,802,258 bytes
1Anthony J. Venables
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Fernando Cardim de Carvalho, Jan Kregel, Lavinia Barros de Castro, and Rogério Studart
Date: 27/09/2021 11:40; File size: 516,845 bytes
Dan Breznitz
Date: 27/09/2021 11:39; File size: 272,339 bytes
Mushtaq H. Khan
Date: 27/09/2021 11:38; File size: 755,645 bytes
A. P. Thirlwall
Date: 27/09/2021 11:38; File size: 134,000 bytes
A. P. Thirlwall
Date: 27/09/2021 11:37; File size: 120,340 bytes
Lant Pritchett
Date: 27/09/2021 11:37; File size: 364,175 bytes
A. P. Thirlwall
Date: 27/09/2021 11:36; File size: 151,712 bytes
Angus Deaton
Date: 27/09/2021 11:35; File size: 308,607 bytes
Anthony B. Atkinson
Date: 27/09/2021 11:35; File size: 203,288 bytes
Anthony B. Atkinson
Date: 27/09/2021 11:34; File size: 671,647 bytes
Massoud Karshenas
Date: 27/09/2021 11:34; File size: 194,581 bytes
Alex Cobham
Date: 27/09/2021 11:33; File size: 525,177 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:11; File size: 8,407,377 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:10; File size: 9,587,854 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:09; File size: 8,338,990 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:08; File size: 8,351,186 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:07; File size: 8,268,877 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:07; File size: 8,126,521 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:06; File size: 8,187,554 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:04; File size: 8,386,713 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:03; File size: 8,240,496 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:03; File size: 8,314,536 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:02; File size: 8,941,140 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:01; File size: 8,403,275 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 11:00; File size: 8,782,184 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 10:59; File size: 8,921,480 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus
Date: 27/09/2021 10:56; File size: 2,018,518 bytes

Development Policy is an economic development survey course that addresses some of the critical policy choices facing government and communities. We cover topics largely through the lens of Vietnam's recent experience and that of other large Southeast Asian countries. While all these countries are much richer than they were 50 years ago, they pursued different growth trajectories, with different results in terms of living standards, inequality and human development. Understanding the causes of these divergent outcomes gives us a window on the role of policy and other factors affecting the pace and direction of development.

The course emphasizes the use of evidence—data quality, modeling and presentation. Formulating sound policies requires careful and unbiased use of evidence and a willingness to suspend judgement until the facts are all in. This does not always—or even generally—mean sophisticated statistical techniques. Often a well-constructed table using reliable indicators is more convincing than a complicated econometric model, especially in policy circles and for the media and public.

A second major theme is balance between market allocation and government control. Neither markets nor regulators provide the right answer in every situation. Deciding on the appropriate mix of instruments requires attention to context and careful assessment of how and when markets and governments interact.