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Master of International and Development Economics

A single one year graduate degree offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy

MINTDE
  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
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  • Academic plan 7822XMIDEC
  • CRICOS code 048351C

If you are interested in starting your studies in 2015, please look at the 2015 programs on offer . Otherwise, this program is available for applications until spring session, 2014

The Master of International and Development Economics provides students with world-class training in applied economics and its application to economic policy. In addition to courses in applied economic theory and econometrics, students are able to choose electives  to specialise in one or more of the following five steams.

 
     
  • International Trade, Growth and Finance
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  • Banking, Monetary Policy and Economic Development
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  • Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Policy and Development
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  • Quantitative Methods and Business Development and Economic Policy in a Market Economy
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  • Business Development and Economic Policy in a Market Economy
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The Program Director will assist and advise students in their choice of electives.

 

International students on development assistance scholarships, e.g. AusAID, normally take two years to complete the Master degree as they are required to do the Graduate Diploma first.

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

Students who graduate with a Master of International Development Economics have been offered positions in the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as key economic departments (The Treasury, Finance, ABARE, Industry and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Trade, AusAID) in the Australian government, and the Reserve Bank of Australia. Those returning to ministries of finance, planning and trade, central banks or universities in their home countries throughout the world have won rapid promotion and have been able to make an impact on policy development.

Admission Requirements

Australian Bachelor Honours degree, Graduate Certificate or
Graduate Diploma in economics 

Program Requirements

The Master of International and Development Economics requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

 

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 courses from the following list:

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8020 Applied Economic Dynamics

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Economics

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

 

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

ECON8006 International Trade Theory 
ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A 
ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II 
ECON8015 International Economics 
ECON8034 Principles of Public Economics 
ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 
ECON8047 Law and Economics 
ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development 
ECON8053 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory 
EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics 
EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting 
EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods 
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 Banking, Finance and Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific Region 
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy 
IDEC8020 Applied Economic Dynamics 
IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy 
IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Economics

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation 
IDEC8027 Infrastructure Regulation Economics and Policy 
IDEC8028 The Microeconomics of Development 
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8068 Macroeconomic Policy and Implementation
IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions 
IDEC8083 The Role of Financial Markets and Instruments for Economic Management and Development 
IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

 

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CRWF8003 International Water Politics 
CRWF8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy 
CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics 
CRWF8009 Energy Politics and Governance 
CRWF8011 The Global Trading System 
CRWF8014 Domestic climate change policy and economics 
CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy 
CRWF8017 Energy Economics 
ECON8006 International Trade Theory 
ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A 
ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II 
ECON8015 International Economics 
ECON8034 Principles of Public Economics 
ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 
ECON8047 Law and Economics 
ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development 
ECON8053 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory 
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development 
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making 
EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications 
EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics 
EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics 
EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting 
EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods  
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 Banking, Finance and Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific Region 
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy 
IDEC8020 Applied Economic Dynamics 
IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy 
IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Economics

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation 
IDEC8027 Infrastructure Regulation Economics and Policy 
IDEC8028 The Microeconomics of Development 
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8068 Macroeconomic Policy and Implementation
IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions 
IDEC8083 The Role of Financial Markets and Instruments for Economic Management and Development 
IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis 
POGO8004 Poverty Reduction 
POGO8057 Managing Government Finances 
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,181.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

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