Development Economics for Research Students

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Oriana Bandiera 32L.3.02, Prof Robin Burgess 32L.3.03, Prof Maitreesh Ghatak 32L.3.08A and Dr Gregory Fischer 32L.3.09

Dr Gharad Bryan 32L.3.10, Prof Torsten Persson, Guest Lecturer


This course is available on the MRes in Economics (Track 1) and MRes in Economics (Track 2). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The course will cover advanced topics in development economics where current research is active. It is intended to introduce research students in economics to the latest research in development economics and to serve as an input into the research work of these students.


30 hours of lectures in the MT. 30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Formative coursework

One piece of work per term will be required and feedback will be given by teachers.

Indicative reading

Readings will be mainly from journal articles; a list will be supplied at the start of term.


Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2012/13: 7

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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