The M.A. in Development Economics is a two-year program offered by the Faculty of Economics. The focus of the first two semesters is on core courses in economics. In the third and fourth semesters, there are optional courses which offer students a wide range of choices. At the end of the second semester, the student has to choose a topic for the dissertation with a faculty to supervise his/her research. The choice of optional courses in third and fourth semesters helps the student write his/her thesis/essay.
Objectives of the Program:
The key objective of the program is to introduce the students to economic theory along with their applications to developing economies in general, and South Asian economies in particular. The course provides necessary analytical and critical skills that prepare students for further research and for work as professional economists. Apart from providing rigorous quantitative training in applied economics, the course aims at exposing students to alternative theoretical foundations in economics. There is a specific emphasis on understanding the problems of regional economic development in South Asia.