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

This specialisation at ANU, a leading international centre for development, provides students with an advanced analytical understanding of the economic principles and politics underlying international development policies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand modern economic development theory and debates.
  2.  Carry out quantitative policy impact assessment and evaluate development policy outcomes.
  3. Be able to critically assess emerging issues and policy proposals.

Other Information

This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics and the Master of Environmental and Resource Economics degree programs. IDEC8011 and IDEC8033 are eligible to count towards the specialisation on approval of the course convener, provided 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

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

INDG8001 Indigenous Peoples and Development in Australia: principles and practices for Indigenous-led change

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

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