ECON9915 – Topics in Development and Political Economics
Subtitle spring 2019: "Political Economics, Institutions and Culture". Course content and reading list here.
The course gives an overview of parts of the research frontier in development economics and political economics. It is an advanced doctoral course where students are presented with the current state of knowledge as well as where current research is going on and where the knowledge basis is weak. This subsequently permits the students to carry on their own research with a firm knowledge of the current knowledge base in the field.
The course content varies from year to year depending on the teacher and his/her research background. Topics include micro development economics, both empirical and theoretical, macro development economics and the effect of economic institutions, as well as both theoretical and empirical political economics.
- The course develops knowledge of both empirical end theoretical methods in development and political economics
- The successful student will be able to understand when to apply different approaches
- Mastering the course's content will allow students to the literature in development and political economics and contribute to the research frontier themselves
Read, interpret and criticize recent research in development and political economics
You should be able to
Read, understand, and critically evaluate recent research in development and political economics
make use of the course content in your own academic work
This course is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics. Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Master's degree in Ecoomics, or equivalent
Recommended previous knowledge
Lectures and seminars.
Take home exam
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.
The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.
The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.