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PUBPOL 534

PUBPOL 534.001: Economics of Developing Countries

Dean Yang
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EDT

This course surveys what we do and don't know about economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. We begin by discussing alternative perspectives on the goals of development.

In the Media

Stange skeptical of national university system of online courses

Oct 7, 2020
“When you’re enrolling in college, you are buying some of my time,” Stange said. “If you put 1,000 people into a classroom and you buy a thousandth of my time, you’re going to get a lot less of that.” Kevin Stange is not sure a federal system...

Articles jump to conclusions on Gallup debt findings

Aug 14, 2014
"I am happy to yield the point that, everything else held constant, a person will be happier without debt than with it," writes Susan Dynarski in an August 8 post, "What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad," published by The Upshot, The New York...

Business Insider echoes calls for 2-question aid application

Jul 10, 2014
"Student aid applications are a burdensome gauntlet, and complexity is most damaging to students with the least resources," writes Dennis Zeveloff in a July 9 article, "Why We Should Cut the Federal Financial Aid Form from 130 Questions to 2,"...

NY Times publishes "answer on a postcard"

Jun 19, 2014
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) have proposed a bipartisan bill to dramatically simplify the college financial aid form. They announced their proposal in the op-ed column, "An Answer on a Postcard," published by The New...

Justin Wolfers featured in Aussie Financial Review

May 29, 2014
"The path from gambling at a Sydney racetrack to sparring with the world's intellectual elite led Justin Wolfers to become one of Australia's more unorthodox and influential academic exports," writes Washington Correspondent John Kehoe in an...

Ford School expands scope of education policy research

Oct 19, 2011
Over the past year, significant new research and post-doctoral training grants added to the already active slate of education policy initiatives underway at the Ford School.In May, Susan M. Dynarski and Brian A. Jacob received a $250,000 grant from...
State & Hill

Opening doors to higher education

Sep 16, 2009
The Obama Administration implements Susan Dynarski's research on financial aid Stretched family incomes, fewer private sources of credit, and rising tuition costs–while still a key predictor of lifetime earnings, a college education has become...