CITD Courses

Course Structure

M.A. Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy)

M.Phil/Ph.D in International Trade and Development

M.A. Economics (with specialisation in the World Economy)

Course Structure 
The M.A. in Economics (with specialization in the World Economy) is a full-time programme of study spanning two years. Each year is divided into two semesters – the monsoon semester and the winter semester.

On the whole the student has to study nine core and seven optional courses, each carrying a credit of 4 points.

The nine core courses are allocated over the semesters as follows:

First Semester – Monsoon

IE 401   Microeconomics I

IE 402   Macroeconomics I

IE 408   Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics

IE 404   Mathematical Methods of Economics


Second Semester – Winter

IE 405   Microeconomics II

IE 406   Macroeconomics II

IE 403   Economic Development I

IE 407   Theory of International Trade

Third Semester – Monsoon

IE 505   Balance of Payments

The seven optional papers that run through the third and fourth semesters are to be selected from amongst a wide range of courses:

IE 410   Topics in Mathematical Economics *

IE 510   Environmental Economics

IE 515   Natural Resource Economics

IE  511  Investment Finance and Economic Policy*

IE 504   Advanced Econometrics

IE 514   Applied Econometrics*

IE 521   Economics of Technology and Development

IE 516   Transnational Corporations, Technology Transfer and R&D*

IE 502   Recent Developments in Trade Theory*

IE 513   Introduction to the World Economy*

IE 522   Public Economics

IE 524   Economic Regulation

IE 520   Law and Economics

IE 525   Information Economics and its Application

IE 526   International Trade, Environment and Multilateral Institutions

IE 528   Topics in Development Microeconomics

IE 527    Topics in Financial Econometrics

IE 509    Economic Development II

IE 530    Economic of Labor Markets & Education

*these courses may be offered subject to faculty availability

M.Phil and Ph.D in International Trade and Development

The MPhil credit break-up between course-work and thesis/ dissertation will be 16 credits (for coursework) + 8 credits (for thesis/ dissertation) = 24 credits (total). The core or compulsory courses for MPhil will be International Economics (4 credits) and Research Seminar (4 credits), while 2 other courses of 4 credits each will be optional.  Upon successful completion of course work, the MPhil students will proceed to write their dissertation in the second year (3rd and 4th semesters).  PhD coursework has a minimum credit requirement of 8 credits. The PhD coursework will have only Research Seminar (4 credits) as a core course. The students will have to take one more optional course of 4 credits to fulfil their minimum course requirement of 8 credits. This optional course will have to be decided in consultation with her/ his supervisor.  Upon successful completion of the course work, spread over two semesters, the PhD students will proceed to prepare their PhD synopsis.


DI 636 International Economics

DI 651 Research Methodology I : MPhil Research Seminar

DI 652 Research Methodology II : PhD Research Seminar 

DI 701 Quatitative Methods

DI 702 Special Field of Economic Research I

DI 721 Topics in Economic Theory

DI 722 Special Field of Economic Research II