Development Economics for Research Students

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Gharad Bryan 32L.3.10 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.


Other (100%) in the MT and LT.

There will be six take home problem sets, three in MT and three in LT.  Problem set questions may include an empirical exercise analysing data, a computation exercise, solving a theoretical exercise, or evaluating a recent unpublished working paper.  Each problem set will carry equal weight.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2016/17: 2

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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