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Fall 2017
Jan 19, 2018
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ECON 492 - The Development Incubator
 This 1.5 credit course aims to engage students in empirical research and innovation in development economics and impact evaluation. Mentored learning will be offered under the direction of the two co-directors of the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de), which conducts development research in East and West Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Students will learn about experimental methods of impact evaluation, project management, survey design and implementation, and data analysis. They will also work in small teams to design innovative solutions to development challenges that might include mobile apps, engineering solutions, information campaigns, social marketing interventions, and more, and that could later be tested in the field.
The incubator will meet for one session each week on Fridays, 11:00am - 12:15pm. Admission is restricted to junior and senior undergraduates, and to masters students. Seating is limited, and admittance will be determined by the professors to ensure a suitable mix across schools and programs. 

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

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