Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    
    Dec 11, 2018  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 3390 - Research Methods in International Development


Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisites: AEM 2100  and ECON 1110  or equivalents.

A. K. Basu.

This is a research methods course that uses basic statistics and quantitative techniques to analyze selected topics in international development. The aim of this course is to expose students to the various methodologies used by researchers in the field of international development: (i) core concepts such as poverty and inequality measurement (use of basic statistics); distributive justice (use of basic game theory) and governance issues in developing economies (use of basic public economics/welfare theorems/voting theories) and (ii) study of specific topics that are at the frontier of international development research where students will be required to gather data, design surveys and use basic econometrics tools in their assignments.

Outcome 1: Attain analytical competency in applied economics.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate quantitative skills in basic math and statistics.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate ability to solve problems in development economics.

Outcome 4: Develop effective communication skills in applied economics.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate strategic thinking skills in applied economics.



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