The Development Economics track gives you the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help spur growth in developing economies.
During the track you learn how to formulate your balanced and critical views on matters of developmental policy. Also you unravel complex interdependencies on the basis of empirical evidence. In this track the Amsterdam School of Economics joins with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; stimulating different views and discussion.
This track applies a microeconomic approach to the international economy. The International Economics & Globalisation track is its more macro-focused counterpart.
Good ideas on how to reduce poverty abound. But do these really address the key problems facing the poor? And is there solid evidence that they have impacted the lives of the poor in the past? In Development Economics we discuss theories and empirical methods that can help to answer such questions.
Examples of current newspaper headlines and relevant issues that could be discussed in your classroom.
Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Development Economics track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in: