Development Economics for Research Students

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Gharad Bryan 32L.3.10, Dr Gregory Fischer 32L.3.09 and Prof Maitreesh Ghatak 32L.3.08A


This course is available on the MRes in Economics and MRes/PhD in Economics. 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, reading time: 15 minutes) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2015/16: 3

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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