Master of International and Development Economics
Study in-person or online
In 2023, all graduate courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either in-person or online study. All students are expected to attend live sessions at particular times each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’. International students studying on an Australian student visa should enrol in in-person courses.
Real-time interaction, discussion and debate between students and with convenors is a central part of the learning experience. Attendance at interactive classes is important for both on campus and online students.
Improve the impact of economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment with advanced economic analysis.
- A degree designed to fast-track your career in key national economic departments and global institutions
- World-class training in applied economics and its use in policy-making
- Diverse choice of electives to provide pathways for specialisation
If your goal is to improve policy-making processes with advanced economic-analysis skills, then this graduate degree is for you. With world-class training in applied economics and econometrics, you will learn to apply key analytical frameworks to influence economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment.
Through your choice of electives, you will have the opportunity to cultivate a distinguished and specialist skill set in the field of international and development economics. This will prepare you for worldwide senior policy officer and management roles.
The program offers five specialisations as follows:
- Development Policy: develop your analytical understanding of the economic principles and politics underlying development policies.
- Economies of Asia and the Pacific: acquire a comprehensive understanding of the economic, trade and development issues relevant to developing and managing long-term policy and programs in the Asia Pacific.
- International Trade and Finance: become equipped with advanced learning in trade and finance theory, together with applied quantitative analysis and the ability to interpret trade and financial data.
- Macroeconomic Policy: develop an advanced understanding of national and international macroeconomic policy, monetary and finance policy and central banking.
- Microeconomic Policy: develop an advanced understanding of microeconomic policy and evaluation. This specialisation will also provide students with the skills in econometrics.
When you graduate, you’ll be well-equipped to secure senior leadership and management roles in research and policy analysis in Australia and overseas. Our graduates have won prominent positions with universities, national and international policy agencies, leading national and multinational corporations, and civil society organisations.
Please note application deadlines are different for domestic or international students.
This program is with pre-sessional (PSP) component for domestic students.
Apply by 15 December 2022 for Semester 1 2023 and by 31 May 2023 for Semester 2 2023.
Find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the timetable linked here.
Key application dates
• Semester 1 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 October 2022
Final acceptance date: 1 December 2022
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid January 2023
• Semester 2 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 March 2023
Final acceptance date: 1 June 2023*
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid June 2023
*Some students may need to accept well before this date to allow for visa processing times in their country.
View the full program structure, admission requirements and academic information.
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1-2 year/s full time depending on credit
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. Or, view alternative requirements by clicking the link here.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
If you have prior study in one of the following cognate disciplines, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree:
Applied Economics; Econometrics; Economic Policy; Economics; Engineering; Mathematics; or Statistics.
Shape your degree
Students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered by the economics program, the public policy program at Crawford School, and other parts of ANU. By choosing particular courses, students can create their own professional focus. Courses can be combined across different professional focus and there are many more electives available.
View the detailed degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.
Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research; and Associate Professor, Crawford School
Phone: +61 2 6125 6410
Professor and Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
Phone: +61 2 6125 2148
Professor; Head, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics; Deputy Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
Phone: +61 2 6125 6566
Hoang Long Chu
Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
Phone: +61 2 6125 6557
Phone: +61 2 6125 2681
Xue Sarah Dong
Phone: +61 2 6125 8282
Phone: +61 2 6125 3387
Professor and Laureate Fellow; Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance
Phone: +61 2 6125 6558 & +61 410 680 584
Professor of Economics
Director, Development Policy Centre
Phone: +61 2 6125 7553
Room: Chauffeurs Cottage, Crawford School
Fellow, Indonesia Project, The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics
Phone: +61 2 6125 1538
Room: Rm 1.273
Professor, Head of Indonesia Project, Lead Editor Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES)
Phone: +61 2 6125 9754
Distinguished Professor and Director, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU)
Phone: +61 2 6125 0301
Associate Professor; Editor of Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies; Editor of PLOS ONE; Editor of ANU Press on Public Policy; member of the ANU Academic Board
Phone: +61 2 6125 8447
Budy P Resosudarmo
Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics; Deputy Head, Poverty and Inequality Research Centre; Researcher, Indonesia Project
Phone: +61 2 6125 2244
Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
Phone: +61 2 6125 0567
Professor of Economics in Arndt-Corden Department of Economics
Phone: +61 2 6125 3315
Phone: +61 2 6125 0176
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Scholarships and support
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