single degree

Master of International and Development Economics

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MINTDE
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MIDEC
  • CRICOS code 082308A
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MIDEC
  • CRICOS code 082308A

Join an internationally-renowned network of leading economic practitioners and researchers at Crawford School and graduate with a world-class master’s degree in international and development economics.

The program will equip you with the tools of advanced economic analysis, and the skill to apply them to economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment. You can choose from electives including international trade, banking and monetary policy, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. use advanced tools to analyse the economic effects of policy change and to formulate economic policies
  2. understand the issues in the coordination of policies in international and development economics
  3. access the academic literature in applied economics and economic policy
  4. undertake independent research in applied economics and policy, especially in international and development economics

Cognate disciplines

Applied Economics, Econometrics, Economic Policy, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics

Further Information

Our applied economics degrees are quantitative in nature.  Students whose previous qualifications are not in economics or mathematics will need to demonstrate their ability to undertake quantitative analysis and use abstract thinking. Students should provide evidence of related coursework or work experience on application. 

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline.

Up to 48 units of credit is available for an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.

Students must complete all courses in the initial component and achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not complete all courses in the initial component or do not achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,888.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of International and Development Economics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

Completion of CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

 

Either:

Completion of the following courses:

IDEC6900 Graduate Preparatory Microeconomics

IDEC6907 Graduate Preparatory Mathematical Methods

 

Or:

Completion of the following courses:

IDEC6905 Graduate Preparatory Macroeconomics

IDEC6906 Graduate Preparatory Econometrics

 

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

IDEC8002 Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

IDEC8015 Mathematical Methods in Applied Economics

IDEC8016 Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques

IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics

IDEC8030 Issues in Applied Macroeconomics

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

 

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

IDEC8008 Open Economy Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development

IDEC8064 Masters Microeconomics

 

6 units from completion of a research project or skills course from the following list:

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

 

A minimum of 12 units from completion of economics or econometrics courses from the following list:

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

ECON8015 International Economics

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics

ECON8037 Financial Economics

ECON8039 Health Economics

ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

ECON8047 Law and Economics

ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

ECON8053 Game Theory

EMET8001 Applied micro-econometrics

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8009 Trade, Development and the Asia Pacific Economy

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8012 Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Asia Pacific

IDEC8014 Quantitative Financial Economics

IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques

IDEC8020 Applied Economic Dynamics

IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

IDEC8028 The Microeconomics of Development

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions

IDEC8083 Financial Markets and Instruments 

IDEC8088 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice

IDEC8123 Topics in International and Development Economics

IDEC8127 Modelling the Global Economy: techniques and policy implications

 

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy

POGO8048 Public Finance

POGO8057 Managing Government Finances

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8082 Political Institutions and Policy Processes

POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice

POGO8101 Policy Process and Analysis

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

FINM7044 Applied Valuation

FINM7045 Asian Capital Markets

FINM8007 Topics in International Finance

FINM8016 Portfolio Construction

 

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