The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development.
Graduates of the International and Development Economics degree at University of San Francisco are prepared to pursue PhD programs or professional work as development researchers, program analysts, policy makers, practitioners for government agencies, international business, nonprofits, and NGOs in developing countries.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Understand the application of modern micro and macroeconomic theory to the key problems of economic development, trade and finance, including the analysis of market failures, poverty traps, the structure of incentives, the use of game theory to model institutional behavior, and open economy models of trade, migration, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and exchange rate determination
- Design and carry out a fieldwork-based research project, including formation of an original research question, planning of an effective methodology, development of field protocols/survey instruments, and data collection in a developing or transition country
- Conduct original quantitative empirical analysis of an international or development economics problem. Specifically, students should be able to express an economic theory in terms of an observable model; determine the appropriate estimation method for the empirical model; utilize statistical software to conduct such estimation; and meaningfully interpret the results
- Effectively communicate research finding both in writing and orally, including compilation of a professional literature review, clear presentation of theoretical and empirical models, econometric analysis, and the relevance of the study’s principal findings and implications for international and/or economic development theory and policy
- Microeconomics: Theory & Appl
- Mathematics for Economists
- Graduate Econometrics
- Field Research Methods
- Applied Econometrics
- Adv Applied Econometrics
- International Economics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEconomics Business Administration International Development View 163 other Masters in International Development in United States
- Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in economics, from an accredited institution by the start of the Master’s program. The program is quantitative with a focus on international and development economics. A GPA of 3.0 or higher strengthens an application, and the admission committee gives particular attention to undergraduate classes in economics, statistics and calculus.
- Transcript (Academic Record)
- Statement of Purpose
- Resume or CV
- Letters of Recommendation
International54360 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 12 months.
National54360 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 12 months.
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