The Development Economics field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three courses from the list below, in addition to E201.
* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2012-2013.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.
Note: This field requires 4.5 credits, unless one of the following applies, which enables you to complete the field with 4 credits: 1) you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E210m, or 2) you offer E213 in place of E210m and E211. Also, if you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E201, you are still required to complete the field with 4.5 credits.
Special Note regarding the three economics fields of study
- All three Economics fields of study (International Trade and Commercial Policies, International Monetary Theory and Policy, and Development Economics) have a select group of core required courses, which include E201, as well as a field specific core required course, and one elective course. Together, they constitute a minimum package of economics knowledge allowing Fletcher students to use economic tools to reason analytically in their chosen domain.
- If you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, you are still obliged to complete the 4.5 credits required for all three Economics fields of study.
- In the case of the International Trade and Commercial Policies field, as well as Development Economics field, if you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, E210m, you may complete either of these fields of study with 4 credits.
- Some students seek to offer both of their fields of study for their degree in Economics, which requires the following:
-Completion of the course, E213: Econometrics, and
-A minimum of seven Economic courses which are beyond E201.
Note: Since some of the core required courses are the same among the different Economics
Fields of Study, students pursuing both their fields of study in Economics are required to take
more elective courses in one or both of their selected Economic fields of study.
- Please note the Equivalency Exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. Refer to the 2012–2013 Academic Calendar to note the specific dates for the Equivalency Exams at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Academic-Calendar. More information about how to prepare for the Equivalency Exams is available at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Academic/Courses.
Professors with expertise in the field
Where Peace Begins: The Role of Local People and Communities in Transforming Economies of War (MALD 2010)
Collaborative Value Sharing Between Profit and NonProfit Partners in Emerging Markets: The Case of GrameenPhone in Bangladesh (MALD 2009)
Additionality of the Clean Development Mechanism: Insights from Central American Case Studies (MALD 2009)
The Political Potential of Israel-GCC Business Relations (MALD 2009)
Tourism and Economic Development in Tanzania (MALD 2009)
Mobile Banking: Can Financial Services be Extended to Africa's Unbanked? (MALD 2009)
Maintaining Socially-Inclusive Economic Growth By Enabling Opportunity: Achieving Sustainable Development in Vietnam (MALD 2008)
Distributional and Welfare Effects of Including Corn into NAFTA and the Social, Economic, Political and International Repercussions for Mexico (MALD 2008)
Adopem Bank: Microfinance in the Dominican Republic, A Case Study (MALD 2008)