The Business Environment of Emerging Markets (HEC Lusanne)
The seminar covers selected issues pertaining to the business environment in emerging markets. The first part of the seminar consists of sessions devoted to an introduction to the process of economic development in order to provide students with background material. It briefly covers (i) growth and convergence, (ii) poverty and inequality within and across countries, (iii) the role of international trade and trade policy, (iv) the politics of economic policies, (v) social capital, corruption, and institutions, and (vi) the effectiveness of development aid.
Students will also get a brush-up in selected (basic) econometric issues for development economics (including sample structures, identification strategies, impact evaluation).
For more information on the course structure, reading list, and related resources, please see the course website: https://hec.unil.ch/docs/index.php/ocadot/cours/45