This field grounds students in a variety of analytical perspectives on the development process and the nature of global poverty and its relationship to economic growth. All students concentrate on a variety of central themes including global poverty, growth, and the role of policies towards agriculture and trade.
To complement this broad perspective, students may choose to address such issues as nutrition and rural development, microfinance, microeconomic poverty interventions, international finance, the role of financial assistance, the economics of consumption and nutrition, or political economy among others.
This field is closely linked to the Certificate in International Development.
The Development Economics field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three courses in addition to E201. If a student places out of E201, then a minimum of four credits are required to complete the field.