• 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 Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

This course focuses on empirical estimation of individual- and household-level welfare indicators and microeconomic models related to these indicators. The course involves a series of lectures on key international development indicators used by researchers in development microeconomics. The course also introduces and discusses empirical studies on microeconomic development issues taken from high-quality research around the world. The policy implications of empirical findings will receive particular emphasis. Students will also carry out econometric analysis of microeconomic issues in development. The topics covered will include poverty, gender, health, education, and inequality.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of key indicators used by researchers in development microeconomics.
  2. Understand the microeconomic foundations of key development problems.
  3. Use microeconomic concepts and tools to critically analyse development policies.
  4. Apply these techniques to constructively analyse and design policy interventions.
  5. Evaluate and carry out high-quality research in development microeconomics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Brief (1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Group presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Essay (2,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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The standard workload is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students must have successfully completed IDEC8017 or equivalent to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts


Assumed Knowledge

Skills in econometrics and microeconomics are assumed. Familiarity with Stata, R, or another econometrics package will be advantageous.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

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International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
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