July 10 Update: You can review your exam on Monday, July 17, from 14:00 to 17:00 (Giselastraße 10, office 102).
July 5 Update: I have just sent the grades to ISC, once they process it, the grades should show up in your profiles. You can check the grade distribution below on this page.
June 7 Update 1: The final exam will take place on June 12 in Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1, room E004. We start at 9:30. The exam lasts 90 minutes and you can only use pen, paper (will be provided) and a calculator for few easy calculations (not a cell phone!).
June 7 Update 2: Just so that you know: on June 8 we finish education and start with foreign aid. On June 9 we take 1 hour to go over credit markets before moving on to the replication exercise (the Karlan and Zinman paper is rather short).
June 5 Update: As I have learned, the deadline for exam registration is over. Those of you who DID NOT register, please, send me an email that you want to participate together with your matriculation number and full name. I will then print the appropriate number of copies. I’ll make sure that everyone who registered via ISC or sent me an email will be able to take the exam.
May 31 Update: For the sake of logistics, we’ll swap the health and education lectures with the foreign aid lecture. Please, download the slides for the health and education below, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.
May 29 Update: Find the sample exam at the bottom of this page. The actual exam will contain similar types of questions and will be of a similar length. The brief responses requested from you may be even single sentences, but must be comprehensive. Do not forget to answer all question within a single bullet point, sometimes there are multiple.
May 13 Update 1: Just note that there is no tutorial on Friday, May 26 (all other tutorials are extended by 30 minutes as a compensation)
May 13 Update 2: Exam time is 9:30-11:00 on June 12. Room: tba.
May 13 Update 3: All lecture slides are now in a printer-friendly version
May 3 Update: Dear class, after talking to some of you, there are now slides for the tomorrow’s lecture, so that you can have access to the slides already before the lecture. I’ll try to upload the slides always the night before the lecture every week. Enjoy! I also included slide numbering as some of you were missing it.
April 22 Update: Dear students, our class begins soon. We will start the replication exercises using Stata already on Friday, April 28. 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.
Vojtěch Bartoš: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thu 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (E), E 210
- Fri 12:15 AM – 15:45 AM, IuK room of the CIP Pool in Ludwigstr. 28 VG (front building)
- Office hours: by appointment via email
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 1: Introduction
- Lecture 2, 3: Traditional growth models and poverty traps, and the way towards MDGs
- Lecture 4: Modern (endogenous) growth models, poverty traps, and empirics
- Lecture 5: Games in economic development + Further literature we covered:
- Efferson, Vogt, Elhadi, Ahmed, Fehr (2015)
- Fehr and Gächter (2002)
- Ostrom et al. (1999)
- Kremer (1993) (O’Ring paper)
- Lecture 6: Measuring poverty, inequality, and discrimination
- Lecture 7: The role of culture and institutions in economic development (social capital)
- Lecture 8: The role of foreign aid in development economics
- Lecture 9, 10: Health, nutrition, education, and development (human capital)
- Lecture 11: Credit markets and Microcredit (financial capital)
- Tutorial 0: Stata Intro .do file (data 1, data 2, data 3)
- Tutorial 1: Replicating Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (1992) (.do file, download data as instructed)
- Tutorial 2: Replicating Miguel and Roland (2011) (data, .do file)
- Tutorial 3: Replicating Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (2001) (data, .do file)
- Tutorial 4: Replicating Miguel and Kremer (2004) (comply, namelist, pupq, schoolvar, test, wormed) (.do file)
- If you are interested in learning more about long term effects of the intervention, read Baird, Hicks, Kremer, and Miguel (2016)
- Tutorial 5: Replicating Karlan and Zinman (2009) (data, .do file, solutions for model part)
- Tutorial 1 report repository
- Tutorial 2 report repository
- Tutorial 3 report repository
- Tutorial 4 report repository
- Tutorial 5 report repository
Click here for a sample exam.
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