Finance and Development


Course designation: ECON 240 and 211A
Time: MW 12:30-1:50PM
Location: 300 Economics Building
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Instructor: Hoyt Bleakley (bleakley at ucsd dot edu)

Course Description

This is a doctoral-level course on the role of financial markets and institutions in developing economies. It is cross listed as both ECON 211A (Advanced Macro) and ECON 240 (Development). The class will be taught at a level appropriate for second-year Ph.D. students in economics, although students from other fields are welcome.

The class addresses several questions: What role does capital accumulation and allocation play in the process of development? Why doesn't capital flow to poor countries? Why does it sometimes fly out? A mix of economic models and econometric studies are presented.