The goal of the master is to train present and future actors of development to be able to devise realistic and original reforms and programs based on a sound economic analysis and well adjusted to the social and political context of each country.
At the end of their training, graduates are in a position to design and implement innovative programmes of economics and human development, to understand and assess the models and methods used by international organizations, foreign governments and consultants in development assistance and international economic relations; and to play an educational role, in particular by clarifying to local decision-makers and to the general public the rationale and usefulness of economic reforms in their local context.
02/ Training content
The academic year begins with the « Concepts and Methods » class - a review of the basic concepts in economics and quantitative methods. The program is then organized around two main themes. The first axis studies poverty and institutional structures required for effective functioning of a market economy in the context of developing countries. The second axis analyzes macroeconomic and trade policies that promote growth in a context of poor countries emphasizing their effects on the well-being of local people. Each axis consists of four to five courses of 30 hours and a seminar.
Concepts and Methods
|Development and Institutions|
|Development and institutions||G. Cassan||UNamur||30||4|
|Economic growth and international development||D. de la Croix||UCL||30||4|
|Population, environment and governance||J.-M. Baland||UNamur||30||4|
|Poverty and livelihood strategies||C. Guirkinger||UNamur||30||4|
|Evaluation of public interventions||C. Guirkinger||UNamur||30||4|
|Seminar in Development : International Migration||F. Mariani||UCL||30||4|
|Macroeconomics and trade policies|
|Fluctuations and development||R. Houssa||UNamur||30||4|
|Macro-finance and development||UNamur||30||4|
|Trade and development : Specialization and diversification||A. De Crombrugghe||UNamur||30||4|
|Economic integration and trade||L. Trimarchi||UNamur||30||4|
|Seminar in development and macro-economic policies policies||Mary Van Overbeck||UCL||30||4|
03/ Conditions of admission
The programme is open to students with a great interest in economic policy making in developing countries and international economic relations.
International applicants must have either:
- a university graduate degree obtained after 5 years of university education.
- a university graduate degree obtained after 4 years of university education and 2 years at least of professional experience.
Only applicants with a strong background in economics will be considered.
04/ Additionnal information
Number of scholarships available: 12
Length of the training: one academic year, starting on September 17th 2019
Teaching language: English
Université de Namur
- Academic Supervisor: Catherine Guirkinger
Université catholique de Louvain
06/ Contact person
For further information
UNamur - Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales et de gestion
Rempart de la Vierge 8, 5000 Namur
T : +32 81 72 48 23