Economics of Poverty (Syllabus) – Tulane University

August 28, 2012

This course presents an overview of poverty analysis and how it is applied by multilateral organizations. Topics include measuring poverty, analyzing the characteristics of the poor, and assessing policies to reduce poverty. Using the World Bank’s poverty assessments as a model, students will learn to prepare a basic poverty assessment for a developing country. Students will also learn basic poverty analysis techniques using the statistical software package Stata.

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