Introduction to Development Economics (Other UG Award, Summer Course)

United States

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The award
Other UG Award, Summer Course

How long you will study
5 Weeks

Domestic course fees
USD 4380 per module

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
USD 4380 per module

All study options

About Introduction to Development Economics at University of Chicago

This course will be taught online. 

Application Deadlines: March 9 and April 7, 2022. Rolling admissions through May 1 or until course fills. 


Course dates: June 13 - July 15, 2022 

This course will help students learn thorough and practical analysis of development policies and programs. More generally, it will help students think about development in a way that is disciplined by economic theory, informed by empirical research and practically connected to policy. During the first half we will construct an analytical framework to guide our study of development. The framework adapts, applies and connects the basic elements of microeconomic theory and is informed by decades of empirical research by development economists. During the second half we set out a systematic approach to comprehensive policy analysis that draws on this framework. The approach will help analyze the benefits and costs of policies and programs, brainstorm about policy design, and weigh the benefits and costs of program design changes and policy reforms. We practice employing the approach while studying policy questions related to income support and credit access, agriculture, infrastructure, education and health. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardOther UG Award, Summer CourseHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study5 weeks
    Course startsJuneDomestic course feesUSD 4380 per moduleInternational course feesUSD 4380 per module

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition: $4,380 per class. No other fees apply for enrolled students. 

Entry requirements

Academic Prerequisites: Introductory course in micro- and macroeconomics and Statistics.

Language Requirement: Competence in English must be demonstrated in order to qualify for admission. Applicants who are natives of the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where English is one of the official languages and the primary language of instruction in their schools has been English do not need to submit English proficiency test results.

All other international applicants must submit results from the Duolingo English Test (DET), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We strongly recommend a score of 104 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 26 each. Minimum required scores on the IELTS (students must take the Academic test, not the General Training test) are an overall score of 7, with subscores of 7 each. Students should score at least a 125 on the DET.

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