Assistant Professor, University of Munich, Germany
Development Economics, LMU 2018 Summer

April 13 Update: Please, note that there was a mistake in the link to the compressed readings file. Now the link is correct. I have also added a link to Stata 12 version of the datasets we used today.
March 23 Update: Dear students, our class begins soon. We will start the replication exercises using Stata already on Friday, April 13. We start with a paper by Mankiw, Romer, and Weil: A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth (1992). Please, make sure to read the paper before the class on Friday.

Development Economics

Vojtěch Bartoš:

  • Lectures:
    • Thu 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Luisenstr. 37 (C) C 024
    • With one exception: on May 28 (MONDAY!) we meet at: Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (E) – E 006
  • Tutorials:
    • Fri 12:15 AM – 15:45 AM, Ludwigstr. 28, VG 207 (IuK Pool)
  • Office hours: by appointment via email

Course syllabus

PDF download You can download the most recent version of the course syllabus here.

Please, before asking me questions about the logistics of the course, try to find the answers in the syllabus. Most likely you will find the answers there.

Readings for the course

Please, find the readings here. The password will be provided in the lecture.

Lecture slides

  • Lecture 1: Introduction
  • Lecture 2, 3: Traditional growth models and poverty traps, and the way towards MDGs (.do file on growth rate of countries relative to US)
  • Lecture 4: Modern (endogenous) growth models, poverty traps, and empirics
  • Tutorials

    Sample exam

    Click here for a sample exam.

    Exam results