Development Economics of India Study Focus

The study focus “Development Economics of India” offers the opportunity to combine the interdisciplinary approach of Modern Indian Studies with topics and methods in development economics. As integral part of the Master’s programme, students in this study focus must complete four modules in Development Economics for a total of 24 credit units, and a Master’s thesis in the field of Development Economics of India for 30 credit units.

For admission to the study focus, 30 of the 50 credit units required for admission to the programme have to come from development economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and development economics).


a. Compulsory modules in Development Economics of India
M.WIWI-VWL.0099 Poverty & Inequality (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0083 Economic reform and Social Justice (6 C/2 SWS)

b. Compulsory Elective Modules in Development Economics of India
Two of the following modules totaling 12 Credits have to completed successfully:
M.MIS.030 Development Economics of India Seminar (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0008 Development Economics I: Macro Issues in Economic Development (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0009 Development Economics II: Micro Issues in Development Economics (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0021 Gender and Development (6 C/3 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0025 Seminar Development Economics IV (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0095 International Political Economy (6 C/3 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0096 Essentials of Global Health (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0117 Growth, Resources, and the Environment (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0128 Deep Determinants of Growth and Development (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0138 Quasi-Experiments in Development Economics (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0147 Empirical Political Economy (6 C/4 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0148 Field Experiments in Development Economics (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0185 Seminar in Development Economics (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0186 Topics in Development Economics (6 C/2 SWS)
M.WIWI-VWL.0175 International Development Policy (6 C/2 SWS)