This seminar considers microeconomic aspects of the causes and consequences of extreme poverty in the developing world. Recent research on topics such child labor, credit, education, environmental degradation, fertility, gender discrimination, health, HIV/AIDs, insurance, malnutrition, social capital, and technology adoption will be considered in depth. Topics vary from year to year. Students are required to write a major research paper.
Prerequisites: Economics 20, 21, 22 and 24
Prerequisites beginning with class of '25: Economics 20, 21, 22, 24 (27 or 39)
Distributive: SOC or INT, WCult: NW