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Bibliographie, lectures recommandées
Beyond the obvious differences in standard of living, what distinguishes low developed countries (LDCs) from developed countries is the functioning of markets, which are more frequently failing in LDCs. Taking this into account is of primary importance to understand the behavior of households in developing countries and to design policies able to successfully fight against poverty. The course studies these issues both theoretically and empirically by addressing several topics in which they are relevant.
The course will start with a general introduction on development microeconomics. We will then address the following issues: Market failures in developing countries, with first insights using the agricultural household model as an example; Credit and insurance markets failures, with implications on household behaviour, inequalities and adoption of innovations; Intrahousehold decision making and inequalities; Fertility, education, poverty and child labour; Migration and remittances.
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