Who is it for?
The Development Economics MSc course at City is designed for those looking to gain an understanding of key issues in economic development and provide you with rigorous economic theory and statistical tools to be able to analyse policies and assess their impact on economic and human development.
The aim of this course is to develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics, with particular reference to development. By the time you graduate, you should be able to:
Demonstrate that modern economic theory is relevant to development economics
Critically interpret current research in development economics and evaluate its relevance to development practice and policy analysis
Understand the enduring determinants of poverty
Analyse the issues of fertility, education, health, work, migration and microfinance and their contribution to economic development
Develop microeconomic models to explain how people make such decisions and how policy is likely to affect their choices
Assess policies designed towards helping the poor by taking into account how people react to policy interventions, and statistically assess the success of such policies
Undertake empirical investigations in development economics, using appropriate quantitative methods.