APEC 8703 Microeconomic Analysis of Economic Development Syllabus Fall, 2008 Instructors: Paul Glewwe Phil Pardey Office: 337a Classroom Office Building 218j Classroom Office Building Phone: 625-0225 625-2766 E-Mail: [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours: To Be Determined To Be Determined Class Website: Lecture Hours: MW 12:50 - 2:05 Classroom: 143 Classroom Office Building Course Description: This course will cover a variety of topics concerning the microeconomics of economic development in low-income countries, with a particular focus on the role of agriculture. There is one required book for this course: Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry. 1999. Development Microeconomics. All other readings are on reserve at Waite Library (232 Classroom Office Building). Prerequisites: Econ 8001-8004 (or Econ 8101-8104) and Apec 8211-8212. Concurrent registration is OK when this class is taught in the Spring semester. Course Requirements: This course will have a mid-term examination and a final examination. The final exam will be on Monday, December 15, 2008 , at 10:30 a.m. There will also be about 3 homework problem sets. Grading: The final grade will be a weighted average of four components: Midterm 40% Final 45% Homework 15% There will be no make-up exams for the midterm or for the final exam. Instead, the average will be taken of the other items and then 1/3 of a grade will be subtracted from this average. These penalties may be waived, at the discretion of the instructor, if evidence of a serious illness or a family emergency is presented.