Concentrating in Development Economics
The Undergraduate Program in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Development Economics Concentration Advisor: Professor Frank Schilbach, E52-560; email@example.com
Development Economics Concentration Requirement:
The concentration in development economics would be well suited for students who are interested in studying the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty and in learning how the tools of economics can be used to shape policies designed to remedy this serious social problem.
The Development Economics concentration requires three subjects:
14.73 The Challenge of World Poverty
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics*
and a more advanced subject in development economics. Usually the third subject will be
14.74 Foundations of Development Economics
14.75 Political Economy and Economic Development
14.76 Firms, Markets, Trade and Growth
An acceptable alternative set of courses would be 14.01 and two of 14.74, 14.75, and 14.76.
Students whose primary major is Economics (14-1) or Mathematical Economics (14-2) may not concentrate in development economics; students whose secondary major is Economics (14-1) or Mathematical Economics (14-2), and students whose major is Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science (6-14) may concentrate in development economics.
Subjects used for the concentration may also be used toward the minor.
*14.03 may substitute for 14.01 if a student receives a 5 on the Economics AP exam.