Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Prosperity and Distribution in the Long Run

POLSCI368

Overview of the different explanations for the economic development of nations in the long run and the differential patterns of distribution within them. Approach is global (what explains the dynamics of global inequality, the contrast between the developed and the developing world), historical (long term structural constraints and early institutional choices and their legacies), and analytical (theoretical identification of the mechanisms driving the wealth and poverty of nations, and the methodological strategies to approach them empirically).

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MMS

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SS