Spring 2013 MBA Course

B8299-006: The Private Sector & International Development

R - Full Term, 09:00AM to 12:15PM

Location: URI 140

Instructor: Jonas Hjort

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This course provides a framework for studying the role of the private sector in international development, and risks, challenges and opportunities that loom large in developing countries for private sector actors. The framework derives primarily from the field of economics. Focusing on non-market factors that influence private sector behavior in the developing world, we will integrate the latest research with specific examples.



Jonas Hjort

Assistant ProfessorProfessor Hjort joined Columbia Business School in 2012. Before coming to Columbia, Professor Hjort received a BSc Economics from the London School of Economics, an MA International & Development Economics from Yale and a Ph.D. Economics from UC Berkeley. His research spans issues in development, labor and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on topics in their intersection. In recent work Professor Hjort has analyzed, for...

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