They are 6 questions and I will provide all the sources that relevant to answer them:
1) Acemoglu (2010) states that the role of Theory in undertaking empirical economic research is fundamental. He further argues that general equilibrium analysis is also relevant. What are the main points of his argument? From an integral economic development (IED) point of view, what are some of the limitations in his argument and what does IED have to contribute? How does Rodick (2000) complement his discussion?
2) Alensia and Rodrick (1994) present findings on the impact of distribution policies on the process of growth. In your view, how do these findings relate to those of Banarjee and Duflo (2007 and 2008)? What does Easterly (2001) have to contribute to this discussion?
3) The issue of corruption and its impact on economic growth and development has been extensively studied in the economic literature. What are some of the approaches taken to analyze it? What is the role of social capital in this context and how does political competition play in this process? What are some useful measures used to capture corruption and institutional dysfunction? What is the consequence of this for an integral economic approach to economic development and for the development of impact measurements with an integral approach for a specific development intervention?
4) Why is social capital, and more specifically, the family, relevant for sustainable economic growth? What is the consequence of this for an integral economic approach to economic development and for the development of impact measurements with an integral approach of a specific development intervention?
5) The issue of foreign aid effectiveness has been a topic that development agencies and economist alike have discussed and studied, especially in the 21 century. What are the salient issues that relate to the access and effectiveness of foreign aid? How do the new direction taken by the African development bank as well as by some Latin American countries reflect the outcomes of the mentioned discussion?
6) Microcredit is typically view as a means to help the poor of the poor raised out of absolute poverty. In recent years, however, issues related to microenterprise, social capital as well as group lending versus individual lending have been further analyzed what are some the issues as well as the methodologies implemented to study these different aspects? How would you incorporate some of these methodologies in an integral economic development impact measure? Please be sure to justify why or why not, would you need to modify some of the instruments proposed in the literature to fit the IED approach?
7) What are the main theories and policies of economic growth? How does an integral economic approach to economic development defer from these traditional approaches and what gap does it fill in economic development implementation and policy design? Suppose you need to decide whether an intervention in education is justifiable or not. Please explain by means utilizing one of the growth models the validity for that intervention.