M.A. Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci

Tor Vergata University of Rome

Application deadline: September 22nd
Tuition fee:
  • € 5,900 / Year (EEA)
  • € 5,900 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master In Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI)is a one year international Masters (M2 level) programme (60 credits) in development economics and public policy at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The programme, which is taught in English, provides a solid grounding in the most recent economic theory in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as in econometrics and statistics. This intensive Masters aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of economic development issues, as well as with analytical skills and methods for applied research on poverty, inequality, labour, credit, environmental and trade issues.

MESCI is targeted to students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on careers in international organizations, public and private companies engaged in international activities and non-governmental organizations. Since its inception, this programme has enjoyed international recognition and attracts students worldwide. Students from the following countries have taken part in the programme: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Central Africa, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Mission of Mesci
The MESCI - Master in Development Economics and International Co-operation - aims at training specialists in developing economics and in international cooperation who will be able to operate in both the public and private sector. The intent is to provide the student with the necessary skills to prepare, analyse and direct co-operation programs and projects for the promotion of growth in developing countries. Furthermore students of MESCI will also be prepared to support the internationalisation activities of businesses to be set up in developing countries. These skills will include

* Economic, institutional and social problems and their interdependence which characterise developing countries, and the political policies necessary to tackle them;
* Techniques for the formulation, analysis and the ex ante and the ex post evaluation of cooperation programmes and projects regarding the promotion of growth and the problems of their management;
* Rules and practices governing access to the markets in developing countries, the localization of activities for the production of goods and services in these countries, the development of partnerships with local businesses, and the integration of these markets in the process of globalization.

Internships
At the end of the programme, an internship can be undertaken at one of the businesses, NGOs, Institutions, national and international bodies involved in international cooperation activities in developing countries. Some of the internships opportunities will be dealt directly through the Programme coordinator; they are strictly related to the students profile and internship requirements. Students will have to present a final report related to their internship programme.

Contents

I TERM

Mod. I - QUANTITATIVE METHODS 80h, 10 ECTS

* Mathematics 16h, 2 ECTS
Paolo Paesani - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Statistics 20h, 2.5 ECTS
giuseppe Vittucci - University of Milan Bicocca
* Stata workshop and tests 20h. 2.5 ECTS
Joanna Kopinska - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Econometrics 24h, 3ECTS
Giuseppe Vittucci - University of Milan Bicocca

Mod. II - ECONOMICS 48h, 6ECTS

* Microeconomics 24h, 3ECTS
Paolo Paesani - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Macroeconomics 24h, 3ECTS
Alessandro Piergallini - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Mod. III - CREDIT, GROWTH AND WELFARE 56h, 7.5ECTS

* Insurance, microfinance and credit markets 12h, 2ECTS
Leonardo Becchetti - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Welfare, inequality and poverty: theory, measurement and estimation 24h, 3ECTS
Giovanni Vecchi - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Economic growth 20h, 2.5ECTS
Barbara Annicchiarico - University of Rome Tor Vergata

II TERM

Mod. IV - PROJECT AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION 56h, 7ECTS

* Planning techniques and implementation procedures of development projects 8h, 1ECTS
Matteo Scaramella - ABATON
* Project and programme evaluation 24h, 3ECTS
Abdel Talaat Malek - American University of Cairo
* Impact evaluation for evidence-based policy in development 24h, 3ECTS
Daniele Pacifico - Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

Mod. V - EDUCATION, LABOUR AND GENDER ISSUES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 60h, 9.5ECTS

* Labour Economics 12h, 2ECTS
Elisabetta Olivieri - Bank of Italy
* The economics of child labour 4h, 0.5ECTS
Furio Rosati - ILO, UNICEF and World Bank - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Lorenzo Guarcello - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Education for development 12h, 2ECTS
To be confirmed
* Challenges to urban development in Southern cities 16h, 2ECTS
Renu Modi - University of Mumbay
* Gender and development 12h, 2ECTS
Annalisa Rosselli - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Gretchen Bloom, Women's empowerment & gender equality expert in International development & humanitarian assistance
* Health Economics in developing countries 4h, 1ECTS
Vincenzo Atella - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Mod. VI - TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 48h, 7ECTS

* Governance and corruption in developing countries 12h, 2ECTS
Bernard Gauthier - University of Montreal
* Sustainable development, environment and climate change 16h, 2ECTS
Alessio DAmato - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Food security, food price crisis, and the role of information 12h,
2ECTS
Sara Savastano - Universtity of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Managing rural development 8h, 1ECTS
David Suttie, IFAD

Mod. VII - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS: TRADE AND FINANCE 40h, 6ECTS

* International trade theory and growth 12h, 2ECTS
Dominick Salvatore - Fordham University, New York
* International trade policy - Protectionism and free trade 12h, 2ECTS
Adel Beshai - American University Of Cairo
* Exchange rate theory and open economy; financial crisis, debt and macroeconomic adjustment 16h, 2ECTS
José Aixala - University of Zaragoza

Mod. VIII - THE ETHICAL AND SOCIAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT 28h, 4ECTS

* Fair trade and sustainable development 12h, 2ECTS
Leonardo Becchetti - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Economics of conflicts 16h, 2ECTS
Kade Finoff, University of Massachusetts

Lecturers

The Teaching Staff of MESCI is composed of professors from the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, professors from other Italian and foreign universities, researchers and experts from institutions, bodies and firms operating in the fields of development economics and international cooperation.

The Teaching Staff are:

* Jose AIXALA - University of Zaragoza, Spain
* Barbara ANNICCHIARICO - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Vincenzo ATELLA - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Leonardo BECCHETTI - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Adel BESHAI - American University of Cairo
* Gretchen BLOOM - Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality Expert in International Development & Humanitarian Assistance
* Bernard GAUTHIER - Institut d' économie appliquée HEC, Montréal
* Lorenzo GUARCELLO - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Alessio DAMATO - University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Joanna KOPINSKA - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Francesco MANARESI - Bank of Italy
* Elisabetta OLIVIERI - Bank of Italy
* Daniele PACIFICO - Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
* Paolo PAESANI - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Luigi PAGANETTO - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Alessandro PIERGALLINI - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Furio Camillo ROSATI - International Program Director Understanding Children's Work Italy - ILO, UNICEF and World Bank - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Annalisa ROSSELLI - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Dominick SALVATORE - Fordham University, New York
* Matteo SCARAMELLA - Director ABATON
* Talaat ABDEL MALEK - American University of Cairo
* Giovanni TRIA - University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - SSPA Director
* Giuseppe VITTUCCI - University of Milan Bicocca
* Giovanni VECCHI - Universiy of Rome "Tor Vergata"
* Marco ZUPI - CESPI and Roskilde University Centre, Denmark

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