Sunday, January 25, 2009

Institutions and Development: A lecture by Acemoglou at the LSE

Last week, we had a discussion on the role of institutions in the process of development related to the May 2007 Higher Level Paper 3 (Question 5(d): ' Using information from the text and your knowledge of economics, evaluate how institutional and political factors can impact upon the process of economic development').

I had initially planned to ask you to skim through the paper 'Understanding the Relationship between Institutions and Economic Development' but it seems a bit too much for our purposes. I do think though that you could definitely check out this lecture that Prof. Acemoglou gave a few years back and benefit from just a quick reading. The format is easier and faster for a some note taking.

The lecture is titled 'Understanding Institutions'.

1 comment:

Vasilis Chatziaslanis said...

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/masters/mpa-id

just thought you should take a look.

dani rodrik recommended it on the NYTimes website. He claimed it is "the best development curriculum".

looks great doesnt it?