PubPol 750.004: Topics: Field Experiments in Developing Countries
8:08-8:08 pm EDT
Randomized control trials in field settings (field experiments) are a powerful research methodology that is shedding new light on a wide variety of development problems worldwide. This course will cover design, implementation, and interpretation of field experiments in developing countries, and will also cover the methodology’s strengths and limitations.
Advisory prerequisite: PubPol 639, PubPol 571, or equivalent.
Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, International Policy Center; Professor of Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies
Yang's research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, political economy, and the economics of disasters. He teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics.