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  • Objectives
    The aim is for an 'individualized program', not 'mass production'. Effective development policy and project design and management requires insights from many vantage points and, while development economics is at the core of this program, inputs from other disciplines make important contributions.
  • Entry requirements
    The program is primarily designed for students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on, careers in government, educational and professional institutions, private corporations or non-governmental organizations.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Development Economics
  • Course description

    Students must successfully complete the required and optional classes of their program. Normally a course of study includes:

       
    •  ECON 5000: MDE Microeconomic Theory 
    •  ECON 5001: MDE Macroeconomic Theory 
    •  ECON 5253: Development Economics I 
    •  ECON 5254: Development Economics II 
    •  4 half credit electives in fields of economics 
    •  4 half credit non-ECON electives (graduate level) 
    •  Thesis
     

    Students also have the option of taking an additional 2 half credit electives in Economics and writing an essay in lieu of the thesis. The essay may be built on a term paper originally written in one of the graduate field courses in economics but must demonstrate substantial differences and improvements over the original paper. Essays will be evaluated by two faculty readers drawn from the Department.

    • ECON 5000.03: MDE Microeconomic Theory.
    • ECON 5001.03: MDE Macroeconomic Theory.
    • ECON 5231.03: Health Economics.
    • ECON 5251.03: Seminar in Development Studies.
    • ECON 5252.03: From Disaster Relief to Development.
    • ECON 5253.03: Development Economics I.
    • ECON 5254.03: Development Economics II.
    • ECON 5330.03: International Trade.
    • ECON 5333.03: Theories of Economic Development.
    • ECON 5334.03: Economic Development. Recent Debates, Controversies and Conflicts.
    • ECON 5350.03: Project Evaluation and Social Cost Benefit Analysis.
    • ECON 5431.03: International Finance.
    • ECON 5500.03: Macroeconomics Theory.
    • ECON 5502.03: Monetary Theory: Microeconomic Aspects.
    • ECON 5503.03: Public Finance I.
    • ECON 5509.03: Microeconomic Theory.
    • ECON 5513.03: Regional Economics: Analyses and Policies.
    • ECON 5514.03: Monetary Economics: Macroeconomic Aspects.
    • ECON 5516.03: Resource and Environmental Economics I (Resources).
    • ECON 5517.03: Resource and Environmental Economics II (The Environment).
    • ECON 5518.03: Antitrust Economics.
    • ECON 5520.03: Economic Applications of Game Theory.
    • ECON 5521.03: Mathematics for Economics.
    • ECON 5522.03: Labor Economics I.
    • ECON 5524.03: Social Policy: Economic Issues and Perspectives.
    • ECON 5534.03: Econometrics.
    • ECON 5535.03: Econometrics II.
    • ECON 5575.03: Econometrics I.
    • ECON 5576.03: Econometrics II.
    • ECON 6534.03: Advanced Econometrics.
    • ECON 6600.03: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory.
    • ECON 6609.03: Advanced Microeconomic Theory.
    • ECON 6683.03: Special Topics in Advanced Economics.
    • ECON 9000.00: MA/MDE Thesis.

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