Inequality, social interactions and institutional dynamics
Institutions and social frictions (associated with inequalities, political conflicts, corruption, and cultural polarization) have emerged as central themes in development economics. This course takes stock of existing research and moves on to draw the outline of the current research frontier.
- How do institutions shape the development process?
- How do understudied informal institutions, such as identities and customs, interact with formal institutions?
- How do we interpret recent trends in inequality within low- and middle-income countries?
- What do these trends teach us about institutions and development?
The programme approaches these questions by drawing on formal theory and rigorous empirical research in two core modules: “Inequality and development” and “Models of Cultural Dynamics and Social Identity”. In addition,three shorter modules develop empirical applications of the core course themes. These modules cover the role of historical legacies, civil conflict, corruption, and media in economic development.
The objective of the programme is to equip you with the background and tools you need as a researcher to contribute to this dynamic field.
Graduates in economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills.
Early birds enrollment by March 10, 2019. Applications on a rolling basis by May 31, 2019.
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The Paris School of Economics develops economics research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, Summer School and Executive Education programs...
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