The Master of Commerce in Applied Development Economics in Economics is offered by University of the Witwatersrand.
Master of Commerce in Applied Development Economics
The Masters in Applied Development Economics (ADE) offers students the opportunity to apply economic and political economy analysis to solving real-world problems.
The Masters degree builds on the Honours in ADE and focuses on development policy debates.
The programme is unique in that it approaches economics from a pluralist point of view. In this context, pluralism comprises three dimensions: theoretical pluralism; methodological pluralism; and dialogue between economics and other social sciences.
The Coursework Masters in Applied Development Economics programme comprises of a Research report (20,000 words maximum) together with a total of 4 courses, namely 3 compulsory and 1 elective as shown below.Compulsory courses:- Political Economy of Development- Microeconomics & Industrial and Trade Policy- Advanced Macroeconomics for PolicyElectives:Students should choose one elective from the ones offered in Economics, or in another school. They should consult with the Programme director when choosing their elective. Below is a list of some of the available electives in Economics:- The Economics of Competition and Regulation- Development- Advanced Institutional Economics- Political EconomyNote: Please note that the electives on offer in any one year may vary according to the availability of staff.Due Date for Research Report: The Research Report is expected to be completed alongside the coursework. The research proposal for the Research Report must be approved by the School’s Postgraduate Committee early in the second semester. Therefore, work on the research proposal should commence in the first semester. The completed Research Report (20,000 words maximum) must be submitted by the end of the following February.