• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Development Studies, Policy Studies, Economics
  • Specialisation code DVPL-SPEC

Sound development policy relies on effectively assisting developing countries while enhancing self-sufficiency, agency, and improved governance. This specialisation at ANU, a leading international center for development, provides students with an advanced analytical understanding of the economic principles and politics underlying development policies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand modern economic development theory

  2.  Carry out quantitative policy impact assessment and evaluate development policy outcomes

  3. Understand the main concepts and debates on development policies

  4. Be able to critically assess emerging issues and policy proposals

  5. Assess potential development projects and policies

Other Information

This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics and Master of Environmental and Resource Economics degree programs. IDEC8011 and IDEC8033 are eligible to provide credit on approval of the course convener provided that the research essay or project falls within the field of the specialisation.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units from the following development policy courses:

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

IDEC8028 The Microeconomics of Development

IDEC8031 Development and Environmental Planning in Developing Economies

IDEC8033 Research Project

IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

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