A key challenge around the world is to promote inclusive and sustainable development through full, productive and decent employment for all. In addition to existing labour market deficits, such as informality, the world of work is being buffeted by new and accelerating forces, including climate change and technological disruption. In response, governments, social partners and other stakeholders need the right technical expertise to analyse the economy through an employment lens and to use these insights to shape an effective policy agenda.
Skills needed are both analytical and quantitative, along with the ability of applying them in different development contexts. In response to these demands, the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Turin, Italy, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), offers a first-level Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED). This refreshed and relaunched one-year programme is delivered entirely in English, including a distance-learning phase, a face-to-face residential period on the ITCILO's campus in Turin, followed by another distance phase for the finalization of the dissertation.
Students in the Applied Labour Economics for Development programme of Turin School of Development benefit from a unique mix of lecturers, researchers, and experts from bilateral and international agencies, including the ILO. The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations and the academic institutions associated with the programme. Career opportunities after this Master's include roles in national administrations, workers' and employers' organizations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting and research institutions.
Who attends this course?
The Master is intended for both: - Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries who seek a career focused on labour economics and development - Professionals in government, UN agencies, other multilateral organizations and bilateral agencies, social partners, research institutions, NGOs and other relevant organizations.
The main objective of the Master’s programme is to prepare students and professionals from both advanced and developing countries to analyse economic and labour market issues and evaluate policies that place employment at the core of economic, social and development policymaking.
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- Macroeconomic theory
- Microeconomic theory
- Theories of development economics
- Sustainable development
- Trade and employment
- Institutions and development
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree of minimum three years’ duration, preferably in economics, statistics or related area
- Fluency in written and spoken English
International8500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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