Governance, Economics and Development (LUC), 2017-2018

From the wrenching poverty in the slums of Lagos, the projects of Chicago’s South Side, or the Parisian banlieues to the endless riches of Mayfair, Manhattan, and central Shanghai: anyone with a brain knows the world is an unequal place.

What fewer people dwell on is the fact that much of this inequality is man-made: over time, different societies have been organized in different ways, and it seems that these differences in governance produce wildly divergent results in terms of the quality of people’s lives. The core challenge of this programme is to better understand this connection and identify the ways in which governance can be used to enhance--impair--development and prosperity.

Major tracks:
- Institutional Analysis (core track)
- Policy Science
- International Development
- Comparative Politics
- Political Economy
- Economics
- GED/EES co-convened track
- GED/IJ co-convened track

Major requirements:
- 15 EC: three compulsory 100-level courses, namely Institutions of Governance & Development, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Principles of Economics
- 10 EC: Decision-making Processes (200-level) and Institutions in Time (300-level) in the Institutional Analysis core track)
- 15 EC: methodology courses, to include the Quantitative Research Methods course
- 10 EC: Capstone
- 30 EC: additional courses within the GED Major, including at least three 300‐level courses. This may also include additional quantitative and methods oriented courses, including Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (300-level), Advanced Geographic Information Systems (300-level), and Calculus (100-level). These courses may be distributed however course perquisites allow and need not be constrained to a limited number of tracks.
- NOTE: make sure to have at least 4 courses at the 300-level, which can include (300-level) method courses

Major overview: