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International Development Studies (MP1)

Sept 25, 2019

 

International Development Studies (IDS)

Concentration Guide (MP1 and MP2)

Concentration leader:  Jonna P. ESTUDILLO

 

IDS faculty:

Jonna P. Estudillo:  Professor

Chikako Yamauchi:  Associate Professor (on maternal leave)

Yoko Kijima:  Associate Professor

Stephen Litschig: Associate Professor

Stacey Chen: Associate Professor

Dainn Wie: Associate Professor

Minchung Hsu: Associate Professor

Yuqing Xing: Professor

Patarapong Intarakumnerd:Professor

Kazushi Takahashi: Professor

 

1. Goals

The IDS concentration aims to foster technical skills for solving development problems using economics as the basic tool. This curriculum covers a wide range of topics in development (e.g., gender, poverty, agricultural development, trade and industry, environment, and market and government, health and education) and is especially designed for researchers and policy makers interested in development issues.

 

2. Courses

 2.1         Strongly recommended courses for MP1 and MP2 (8 credits for both MP1 and MP2)

Course No.

Course name

Instructor

Term

Credit

ECO1000EB

Microeconomics I

Wie

Fall (Session I)

2

ECO2000EB

Microeconomics II

Wie

Fall (Session II)

2

ECO1020E

Essential Microeconomics

Kurosawa

Fall

4

ECO1060EA

Macroeconomics I

Hsu

Fall (Session I)

2

ECO2060EA

Macroeconomics II

Fujimoto

Fall (Session II)

2

ECO1080E

Essential Macroeconomics

Nakagaki

Winter

2

MOR100E

Introduction to Quantitative

Methods

Oyama, Morohoshi

Fall

2

ECO2720EA       

Introduction to Applied

Econometrics

Chen

Fall

2

ECO2770E

Applied Econometrics

Litschig

Winter

2

ECO3840EA

Development Economics

Kijima

Winter

2

ECO2870E

Strategy of Economic Development

Yamauchi

Spring

2

ECO2860E

Poverty Alleviation

Estidillo

Spring (Session II)

2

Students who do not have economics background are recommended to take:

 

Ⅰ.  Microeconomics (4 credits)

Microeconomics I (2 credits) and Microeconomics II (2 credits):Prof.Wie (Fall)

Essential Macroeconomics (4 credits):Prof.Kurosawa (Fall)

 

Ⅱ. Statistics (2 credits)

Introduction to Applied Econometrics (2credits): Prof. Chen (Fall)

Introduction to Quantitative Methods (2credits): Prof. Morohoshi/Prof. Oyama (Fall)

 

Ⅲ. Macroeconomics (2 credits)

Macroeconomics Ⅰ(2 credits): Prof. Hsu (Fall Ⅰ)

Essential Macroeconomics (2 credits): Prof. Nakagaki (Winter)

 

 2.2         Recommended elective courses (16 credits for MP1, 20 credits for MP2 can come from strongly recommended courses above or recommended electives below)

Course No.

Course name

Instructor

Term

Credit

ECO2880E

Trade and Industrial Development

Sonobe

Spring

2

ECO2820E

Gender and Development

Estudillo

Spring I

2

ECO2020EB

Government and Market

Hatanaka

Winter

2

ECO3530E

Resource and Energy Economics

Tanaka Makoto

Winter

2

EPP2010E

Agricultural Economics

Hara

Spring I

2

ECO3870E

Agricultural Economics

Kijima

Spring Ⅱ

ECO3510E

Environmental Economics

Munro

Spring

2

ECO3720E

Cost Benefit Analysis I

Kidokoro

Winter

2

ECO3730E

Cost Benefit Analysis II

Kanemoto

Spring

2

GOV2580E

Structure and Process of Government

Horie

Spring

2

GOV3310E

Comparative Political Economy

Kanchoochat

Fall

2

GOV1900E

Comparative Development Studies of Asia

Kawano

Spring

2

STI2080E

Comparative Analysis on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Intarakumnerd

Fall

2

Note:  Courses not listed in this table could be credited.  We advise the students to consult with concentration leader before registration.

  

3. Research supervision

MP1 students are required to write a policy paper and MP2 students are required to write a thesis. Each student will be assigned to a professor who will provide individual advice. It is recommended that students choose topics on development issues.  Students could choose professor outside the IDS faculty.  To find a professor, please go to GRIPS Homepage in research and then faculty names in alphabetical order (http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/research/directory/).

The following are examples of past policy paper titles.

  • Role of Financial Literacy on the Uptake of Financial Services in Southern and Central Regions of Thailand
  • Assessing the Relationship Between Japan’s Official Development Assistance and its Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines
  • An essay on the Evolution of Modern Rice Farming Systems in Asia
  • Whether-Index Crop Insurance and Behavior of Small-scale Farmers: An Empirical Study on Determinants of Insurance Take up in Rural Kenya
  • The Influence of Political Factors on Public Resource Allocation: Evidence from Rural Electrification Rate in Zambia
  • Determinants of Health-seeking Behavior of Pregnant Women in the Philippines, 2013
  • Factors Affecting the Incidence of Infectious Diseases Among Under-Five Children in the Philippines, 2013
  • Has ODA Contributed to Growth?  The Impact of Japanese ODA on Industrial Development in Its Partner Countries
  • Determinants of Child Labor:  Empirical Evidence from Ghana

Each policy paper should be 30-40 pages long and each thesis should be 40-50 pages from the title page to appendices.

 

 

 

 

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