France, Paris

Development - Inequality, Social Interactions and Institutional Dynamics

when 24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1200

Institutions and social frictions (associated with inequalities, political conflicts, corruption, and cultural polarization) have emerged as central themes in development economics. This course takes stock of existing research and moves on to draw the outline of the current research frontier. How do institutions shape the development process? How do understudied informal institutions, such as identities and customs, interact with formal institutions? How do we interpret recent trends in inequality within low- and middle-income countries?

The programme approaches these questions by drawing on formal theory and rigorous empirical research in two core modules: "Inequality and development" and "Models of Cultural Dynamics and Social Identity". In addition, three shorter modules develop empirical applications of the core course themes. These modules cover the role of historical legacies, civil conflict, corruption, and media in economic development. The objective of the programme is to equip you with the background and tools you need as a researcher to contribute to this dynamic field.

Course leader

FACULTY:
Fran├žois Bourguignon is emeritus professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics. He has been the director of the Paris School from 2007 to 2013. Before that he was the chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank in Washi

Target group

This course is open for graduate students in economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills.

Course aim

THEMES

Theme I: Inequality and Development (instructor: Fran├žois Bourguignon)
Theme II: Models of Cultural Dynamics and Social Identity: Applications to Conflicts and Governance in Development (instructor: Thierry Verdier)
Theme III: Historical Legacies (instructor: Denis Cogneau)
Theme IV: Corruption and institutions (instructor: Ekatarina Zhuravskaya)
Theme V: Conflict and Development (instructor: Oliver Vanden Eynde)

RESEARCH LAB
We will organize daily research lab sessions. In these sessions, you will work on a research proposal in a small group of students with shared interests. We will provide feedback and guidance to help you develop this proposal over the course of the week. At the end of the programme, you will have the opportunity to present your project to our faculty.

Credits info

3 EC
Students are expected to participate in all of the courses; students can follow only one programme per week, but can apply to two consecutive ones. At the end of the programme, students will receive a certificate. Each programme is equivalent to 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Students interested in this transfer should contact their universities.

Fee info

EUR 1200: Student fee:
- if not sponsored, or sponsored by a university : 1200 euros
- If sponsored by a private firm: 2000 euros

Discounts available:
- 10% for PSE alumni
- 10% for group discount (from 5 participants)

Fees include:
- Social Events (welcome cocktail, farewell cocktail, a visit of Paris, and a typical French Apero)
- Breakfast (hot drink & French pastery)
- Lunches
- coffee/Tea during the day

more information here : https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/teaching/pse-summer-school/payment/
EUR 1500: Professional fee:
- if not sponsored, or sponsored by a university : 1500 euros
- If sponsored by a private firm: 2000 euros
Discounts available:
- 10% for PSE alumni
- 10% for group discount (from 5 participants)

Fees include:
- Social Events (welcome cocktail, farewell cocktail, a visit of Paris, and a typical French Apero)
- Breakfast (hot drink & French pastery)
- Lunches
- coffee/Tea during the day

more information here : https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/teaching/pse-summer-school/payment/

Scholarships

n/a