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International Development Studies (MP2)

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

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 name

Instructor

Term

Microeconomics I

Wie

Fall (Session I)

Microeconomics II

Wie

Fall (Session II)

Essential Microeconomics

Kurosawa

Fall

Macroeconomics I

Hsu

Fall (Session I)

Macroeconomics II

Fujimoto

Fall (Session II)

Essential Macroeconomics

Nakagaki

Winter

Introduction to Quantitative

Methods

Oyama, Morohoshi

Fall

Introduction to Applied

Econometrics

Chen

Fall

Applied Econometrics

Litschig

Winter

Development Economics

Kijima

Winter

Strategy of Economic Development

Yamauchi

Spring

Poverty Alleviation

Takahashi

Spring (Session II)

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

 

Ⅰ.  Microeconomics 

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

Essential Macroeconomics :Prof.Kurosawa (Fall)

 

Ⅱ. Statistics 

Introduction to Applied Econometrics: Prof. Chen (Fall)

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

 

Ⅲ. Macroeconomics 

Macroeconomics Ⅰ: Prof. Hsu (Fall Ⅰ)

Essential Macroeconomics : Prof. Nakagaki (Winter)

 

 2.2   Recommended elective courses

Course name

Instructor

Term

Trade and Industrial Development

Sonobe

Spring

Gender and Development

Estudillo

Spring I

Government and Market

Hatanaka

Winter

Resource and Energy Economics

Tanaka Makoto

Winter

Agricultural Economics

Hara

Spring I

Agricultural Development

Kijima

Spring Ⅱ

Environmental Economics

Munro

Spring

Cost Benefit Analysis I

Kidokoro

Winter

Structure and Process of Government

Horie

Spring

Comparative Political Economy

Kanchoochat

Fall

Comparative Development Studies of Asia

Kawano

Spring

Comparative Analysis on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Intarakumnerd

Fall

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. 

The following are examples of past policy paper titles.

 

  • Examining the Effects of Local Government Expenditure Mix on Poverty Reduction in the Philippines
  • The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid in Fragile States under Political and Security Instability
  • Innovation and Governance Dynamics of Functional Upgrading in Global Value Chains: The Case of the Philippine Cacao-Chocolate Industry
  • Determinants of the Adoption of Farm Machinery in Lowland Rice Ecosystem: The Case of Central Luzon, Philippines, 1966-2012
  • Role of Financial Literacy on the Uptake of Financial Services in Southern and Central Regions of Thailand
  • An Essay on the Evolution of Modern Rice Farming Systems in Asia

 

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