The Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Development Policy combines online and residential coursework.
Learners will first complete five online courses as part of the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy over a flexible time period.
MITx 14.100: Microeonomics
Instructor: Jonathan Gruber
JPAL 102x: Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations
Instructors: Rachel Glennerster and 12 J-PAL affliates
MITx 14.310x: Data Science for Social Scientists
Instructors: Esther Duflo and Sarah Ellison
Elective Courses (choose two of three)
MITx 14.73x: Challenges of Global Poverty
Instructors: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
MITx 14.740x: Foundations of Development Policy
Instructors: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Benjamin Olken
MITx 14.750x: Political Economy and Economic Development
Instructors: Abhijit Banerjee and Benjamin Olken
Enrolled students will complete four on-campus courses chosen from the following concentration areas in their spring semester:
○ Microeconomics (e.g. microeconomic theory, behavioral economics, game theory)
○ Development Economics (e.g. political economy of development, advanced development economics)
○ Data Analysis (e.g. econometrics, program evaluation)
○ Elective (to be taken in the department or elsewhere at MIT)
In addition to the courses above, students will attend a weekly lunch seminar exclusive to students in the DEDP Master's program. Students will also have the option to attend weekly departmental research seminars in development economics. The seminars will focus on the discussion of research topics and policy issues.
Immediately following the residential semester at MIT, learners will complete a summer capstone experience to apply the knowledge gained during the program. The capstone experience consists of an approved internship and a project report, which will be required for graduation in lieu of a master’s thesis. The internship may involve the student’s current employer, if the student is returning to his or her job, or a placement with one of J-PAL’s many partners.
For more information on the subject requirements and credit units for the DEDP program, please visit the MIT Course Catalog.