This MA focuses on the problems of economic development in the changing context of the international economic relationship. It will also provide a thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, in applied econometrics, in a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and in the long-term historical and conceptual context of contemporary debates in economics.
Key features -This MA is good preparation for work with a range of public and private institutions, including national and international government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and commercial organisations in sectors ranging from the City of London to trading and manufacturing businesses of all sizes. -Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. -Guest speakers, conferences and workshops provide an extra dimension to your studies.
What will you study?
You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of the theory and contemporary issues surrounding international trade, and of the problems that developing countries confront in dealing with the international economic environment. Such problems include trade and development, the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on development, and the significance of technology transfer.
The degree culminates in your dissertation, in which you will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth research into a contemporary issue dealing with developing countries, international trade and FDI. You will work with a member of the Economics department who specialises in and pursues research in this area.
Graded problem sets, practical coursework, essays, examinations, policy briefs, and dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Core modules -Applied Econometrics and Microeconomic Analysis -Development and International Economics -Economic Change and Ideas -Economics Dissertation -Macroeconomic Theory and Policy