Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What do we know about growth?

Dani Rodrik at Harvard has some ideas - many of them might be surprising.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Student Microfinance Club

Hey all, I am Cailin Slattery, one of the directors of the General Development Initiative, a student microfinance club on campus! Last night we had our first meeting, and for all those who were there, here is the link to the article I mentioned: India calls on lenders to cut rates for the poor .

Thanks for coming to the recruitment meeting last night! I put the folder for applications on the Commons 116 bookshelf this morning, please hand those in by Friday!

If you missed the meeting but are still interested email me at !

I am going to create a new blog to avoid confusion between the Development class and the club, but I wanted to make this initial post to get the information out there!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Give the money to Mom!!!

Does it matter who holds the purse strings? Seth R. Gitter and Bradford L. Barham offer some compelling evidence.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Economic Lives of the Poor

What do we know about the economic lives of the poor? We know a little more thanks to Banerjee and Duflo, but we still have a long ways to go.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome to Economics 280

Good morning and welcome to Development Economics at Washington and Lee University. For the next 4 months we will be discussing development issues - expanding on material covered in class. Please create an account and become a follower of General Development.