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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 732 - PrvSctr Dev&Entrpnshp EmrgMkts
This module will cover economic development in emerging markets from the perspective of the private sector.  We will begin with a discussion of the business climate within which firms operate.  What are the elements of the business climate and how do they facilitate or hinder firm growth?  As part of this discussion, we will consider the utility of various tools for measuring the business climate.  (e.g., Enterprise Surveys, Cross Country Indices, etc.).  We will then shift our focus to the constraints to firm growth at a micro level.  Specifically, how does access to finance, access to human capital and access to markets impact firms’ ability to flourish?  We will consider these constraints, and the impact associated with lifting these constraints, from the perspective of different types of firms (large vs. small, manufacturing vs. agricultural, local market orientation vs. global market orientation).  Lastly, we will discuss entrepreneurship, and its role in private sector development.  Our readings will focus on the most current and rigorous evidence for what works, and what doesn’t work, for increasing firm revenue, job growth and productivity.  The class structure will be a mix of lecture, class discussion, and student presentation. Prerequisites: None (Microeconomics Recommended)

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Global Human Development
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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