Development Economics for Research Students
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Maitreesh Ghatak 32L.3.08A, Prof Nava Ashraf 32L.3.17, Dr Gharad Bryan 32L.3.10 and Prof Robin Burgess 32L.3.03
This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Economics. This course is not available as an outside option.
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.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 60 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual classes, live streamed (recorded) lectures, and some flipped content delivered as short online videos.
Student will discuss papers in lectures.
Readings will be mainly from journal articles; a list will be supplied at the start of term.
Problem sets (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an empirical exercise analysing data, a computation exercise, solving a theoretical exercise, or evaluating a recent unpublished working paper.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.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 7
Average class size 2020/21: 7
Value: One Unit