MPP-551

Development Policy

James Riedel, Chau Van Thanh et al.
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Tuesday, 16/02/2016
08:30 - 10:00

Lecture 1: Patterns of Development and Issues of Development Policy

Chau Van Thanh

Required Readings:

*Perkins et al. 2006/2013. Chapter 1.

*Dani Rodrik and Mark R. Rosenzweig (2009) Development Policy and Development Economics: An Introduction.

Suggested Readings:

Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith, Economic Development, Chapter 1: Introducing Economic Development: A Global Perspective (12th Edition), London: Pearson Education, 2014.

Francis Fukuyama (2016), Exporting the Chinese Model. At https://www.project-syndicate.org/

Thursday, 18/02/2016
08:30 - 10:00

Lecture 2: Measuring Economic Growth and Development

Chau Van Thanh

Required Readings:

*Perkins et al. 2006/2013. Chapter 2.

Suggested Readings:

Human Development Report (2010), The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development. 20th Anniversary Edition. Available online in English at http://hdr.undp.org/en/. A Vietnamese language summary is available at http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_VT_Summary.pdf.

Bộ Kế hoạch Đầu tư, Báo cáo Quốc gia - Kết quả 15 năm thực hiện các Mục tiêu Phát triển Thiên Niên Kỷ của Việt Nam, 2015 .

http://www.mpi.gov.vn/Pages/tinbai.aspx?idTin=29119&idcm=142

Friday, 19/02/2016
08:30 - 10:00

Review 1

Chau Van Thanh

Dwight H. Perkins et al.
Date: 02/03/2016 11:53; File size: 58,669 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
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VCCI
Date: 02/03/2016 11:47; File size: 2,908,368 bytes
Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Date: 02/03/2016 11:43; File size: 58,669 bytes
Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo
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Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Date: 02/03/2016 11:20; File size: 58,669 bytes
Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Date: 02/03/2016 11:19; File size: 58,669 bytes
World Bank
Date: 02/03/2016 11:24; File size: 365,913 bytes
Bruce F. Johnston & John W. Mellor
Date: 02/03/2016 11:30; File size: 4,397,684 bytes
Pham Thi Thu Tra
Date: 02/03/2016 11:18; File size: 6,969,656 bytes
Pham Thi Thu Tra & James Riedel
Date: 02/03/2016 11:17; File size: 203,057 bytes
CIEM
Date: 02/03/2016 11:16; File size: 58,669 bytes
James Riedel & Pham Thi Thu Tra
Date: 02/03/2016 11:16; File size: 677,746 bytes
Richard Baldwin
Date: 02/03/2016 11:15; File size: 649,075 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
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Dwight H. Perkins et al.
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Anirudh Krishna
Date: 02/03/2016 11:11; File size: 229,649 bytes
David N. Weil
Date: 02/03/2016 11:00; File size: 638,415 bytes
Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson
Date: 02/03/2016 10:12; File size: 815,229 bytes
N. Gregory Mankiw, David Romer & David N. Weil
Date: 02/03/2016 10:10; File size: 496,085 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
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James Riedel
Date: 02/03/2016 12:31; File size: 66,332 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
Date: 02/03/2016 09:45; File size: 58,669 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
Date: 02/03/2016 09:45; File size: 58,669 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
Date: 02/03/2016 09:44; File size: 58,669 bytes
Dani Rodrik & Mark R. Rosenzweig
Date: 02/03/2016 09:44; File size: 57,444 bytes
Dwight H. Perkins et al.
Date: 02/03/2016 09:43; File size: 58,669 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 06/05/2016 09:18; File size: 1,952,807 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 06/05/2016 09:21; File size: 1,213,201 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 06/05/2016 09:20; File size: 1,285,222 bytes
Le Vu Quan
Date: 11/05/2016 14:35; File size: 941,746 bytes
Le Vu Quan
Date: 11/05/2016 14:34; File size: 662,466 bytes
Le Vu Quan
Date: 28/04/2016 09:02; File size: 2,188,867 bytes
Le Vu Quan
Date: 06/05/2016 09:23; File size: 1,297,416 bytes
James Riedel
Date: 07/03/2016 11:10; File size: 281,570 bytes
Le Vu Quan
Date: 06/05/2016 09:10; File size: 660,215 bytes

The course consists of 25 lectures and 10 review classes. A new topic is introduced each week and typically covered in two lectures. Review classes will be held periodically to discuss written assignments and to help prepare students for midterm and final exams.

The main theme of the course is that development policy should be evidence based. All theoretical propositions and assumptions should be subjected to rigorous empirical analysis. Students will learn to formulate testable hypotheses and objectively assess the evidence before accepting or rejecting development theories. This is essential preparation for writing a master's thesis in the second year of the MPP program.