• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies, Economics, Economic Policy, Applied Economics, Sustainable Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Budy Resosudarmo
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.

The course deals with the principal issues of economic development with the objective of preparing students for policy-oriented research and development in this subject area. The basic approach is to present the relevant theory, examine the empirical validity of alternative models and draw out their policy implications. Major policy issues are discussed with illustrations from actual experiences in selected developing countries. The first part of the course is on key issues in economic development, theories behind them and empirical evidences so far. The second part of the course is a series of discussions on some concrete empirical studies of development policies taken from high quality research around the world. As an integral part of the course, an attempt will be made to train students to interpret data on developing economies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand theories in development economics and wide-ranging development policy issues.
  2. Critically evaluate economic problems of developing countries.
  3. Develop policy interventions and design policy reforms in developing countries.
  4. Design high-quality research in development economics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Homework assignments (3) (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Mid-term essay (3000 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. In-class paper discussion/presentation (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  4. Final examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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A standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

See Wattle.

Preliminary Reading


  • Perkins, Dwight H., Steven Radelet and David L. Lindauer, Economics of Development, Seventh Edition, New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.
  • Banerjee, A. and E. Duflo, Poor Economics: Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, 2011.

Plus selected journal articles (to be posted on Wattle under each lecture)



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2023 $4560 Standard Rate
2023 $3600 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
7287 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View
7288 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online View

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