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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 7620 - [Microeconomics of International Development]

(crosslisted) ECON 7660  
     
Fall. Next offered 2017-2018. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: completion of first-year Ph.D. course sequence in AEM or ECON or permission of instructor.

C. B. Barrett.

Focuses on models of individual, household, firm/farm, and market behavior in low- and middle-income developing economies. Topics include agricultural land, labor, and financial institutions; technology adoption; food security and nutrition; risk management; intra-household analysis; reciprocity networks; and product/factor markets analysis. Emphasizes empirical research.

Outcome 1: Students will master the specification, estimation and interpretation of models of individual, household, firm/farm, and market behavior in low-income communities, especially related to agriculture.

Outcome 2: Students will develop an aptitude for writing insightful, constructive reviews of current working papers.

Outcome 3: Students will develop the capacity to write an original, journal article length manuscript for publication in the area of development economics.



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