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Master of Arts (M.A.); Economics (Non-Thesis) — Development Studies (45 credits)

Offered by: Economics     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Research Project (18 credits)

  • ECON 650 Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Preparation for work on M.A. thesis and M.A. research report.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 651 Research 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Preparation for work on M.A. thesis and M.A. research report.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 680 M.A. Report 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The M.A. Report must demonstrate the candidate's ability to do independent work at the graduate level in a particular field of economics. While length will vary with the subject matter, it is expected that on average reports will be about 50 pages long. The Report will be graded jointly by two members of the Department. The supervisor will normally be one of the examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 681 M.A. Report 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The M.A. Report must demonstrate the candidate's ability to do independent work at the graduate level in a particular field of economics. While length will vary with the subject matter, it is expected that on average reports will be about 50 pages long. The Report will be graded jointly by two members of the Department. The supervisor will normally be one of the examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 682 M.A. Report 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The M.A. Report must demonstrate the candidate's ability to do independent work at the graduate level in a particular field of economics. While length will vary with the subject matter, it is expected that on average reports will be about 50 pages long. The Report will be graded jointly by two members of the Department. The supervisor will normally be one of the examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 683 M.A. Report 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The M.A. Report must demonstrate the candidate's ability to do independent work at the graduate level in a particular field of economics. While length will vary with the subject matter, it is expected that on average reports will be about 50 pages long. The Report will be graded jointly by two members of the Department. The supervisor will normally be one of the examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • ECON 610 Microeconomic Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This is the first in a two-course sequence in microeconomics. The core microeconomics sequence (ECON 610, ECON 611) provides a rigorous coverage of the economic foundation upon which economic fields are built. Most of the sequence is devoted to building up this foundation of consumer and firm optimisation (including choice under uncertainty), partial and general equilibrium, and welfare economics. The remainder of ECON 611 covers special topics that vary from year to year. These are likely to be drawn from the following: social choice; externalities and public goods; models of asymmetric information; the principal-agent framework; search; basic game theory.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jian Li (Fall)

  • ECON 620 Macroeconomic Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This course is the first in a two-course sequence in macroeconomics. The course offers a thorough treatment of the fundamentals of macroeconomic theory. Emphasis is placed on the construction of economic models with microeconomic foundations. Topics include market-clearing and non-market-clearing models, capital accumulation, business cycles, monetary policy and fiscal policy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

  • ECON 634 Economic Development 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A systematic treatment of the characteristics and problems of economic development in underdeveloped countries.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Franque Grimard, Sonia Laszlo (Fall)

  • ECON 734 Economic Development 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Problems of economic growth and planning in selected underdeveloped countries. Topics covered vary from year to year in response to student interests; growth, poverty and income distribution, LDC labour markets and institutions, trade and development, international debt problems, issues in trade policy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sonia Laszlo, Franque Grimard (Winter)

  • INTD 657 Development Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    International Development : Special topics in international development studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Franque Grimard, Manuel Balan (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the M.A. Development Studies Option.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3 or 6 credits from:

  • ECON 662D1 Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A broad treatment of econometric methods, with particular reference to time series processes. Estimation of linear and non-linear models, GLS, IV, Maximum Likelihood, parametric specification testing for linear and non-linear hypotheses, diagnostic testing (autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, normality, parameter constancy, etc.), modelling technique, non-stationary data processes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ECON 662D1 and ECON 662D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 662D1 and ECON 662D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 662D1 and ECON 662D2 together are equivalent to ECON 662
  • ECON 662D2 Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 662D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 662D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 662D1 and ECON 662D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 662D1 and ECON 662D2 together are equivalent to ECON 662
  • ECON 665 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A survey of quantitative methods frequently used in economic research. Special emphasis will be placed upon the formulation and evaluation of econometric models. Illustrations will be drawn from the existing empirical literature in economics. Required for all Ph.D. students who have not taken Econometrics as a field.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Natalia Mishagina (Winter)

6 or 9 credits of additional courses, at the 500, 600, or 700 level related to international development studies to be chosen in consultation with an adviser.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)