Economic and Political Development (EPD)

Economic and Political Development Curriculum

The Concentration in Economic and Political Development (EPD) program is a series of four two-semester courses on the principles of macroeconomic policy, microeconomic policy, quantitative analysis, and management. Complementing this skills-oriented core sequence of the curriculum are courses designed to broaden and deepen students’ understanding of development economics, the political context of development, and the global economic environment.

EPD Audit Form 2017-18.pdf

 

Eugenia McGill, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs; Interim Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration


Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations

Jeffrey Ashe, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Rainer Braun, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Thomas Casazzone, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs (part-time)

John Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University

Daniel Corstange, Assistant Professor of Political Science and of International and Public Affairs

Leif Doerring, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Helen Epstein, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Jendayi Frazer, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs

Michelle Greene, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Stephen Hadley, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Holly Hammonds, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Alexander HeilAdjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Claude Henry, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Pratima Kale, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Kristy Kelly, Adjunct Assistant Professor in International and Public Affairs

Paul F. Lagunes, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

John Lawrence, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Francesco Mancini, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Barbara MagnoniAdjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Scott Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor in International and Public Affairs

Timothy Mitchell, Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Africa Studies, and of International and Public Affairs

Louise Moretto, Adjunct Assistant Professor in International and Public Affairs

Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor in Economics and International and Public Affairs

Sidney NakahodoLecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Daniel Naujoks, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Adam Nelson, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Camilla Nestor, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Akbar Noman, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

José Antonio OcampoProfessor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs; Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration (on leave)

Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Special Advisor to the President

Julie PonceletAdjunct Lecturer of International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Jyotsna Puri, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Zaki Raheem, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Julissa Reynoso, Adjunct Professor of Law and of International and Public Affairs

Christopher Sabatini, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs 

Michael Silverman, Adjunct Associate Professor in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

Miguel Urquiola, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics

Eric Verhoogen, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics; Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

Maxine Weisgrau, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

The Concentration in Economic and Political Development (EPD) requires 18 credits, consisting of 6 three-point courses: 2 core courses (economic development and political development); 2 development practice courses (methods and workshop); and 2 professional focus area courses.

The Professional Focus Area requirement allows EPD students to focus their coursework in one of four substantive areas: Economic Development (ECON), Political Development (POLI), Social Development (SOC), or Sustainable Development (SUS). Since development is a multidisciplinary field, many EPD courses may straddle two or more professional focus areas (e.g. Issues in Rural Development, Development Evaluation or Corporate Social Responsibility).

Students should consult the EPD - Professional Focus Area page for a list of courses that can be counted toward their Professional Focus Area. Students may count one regional course toward this focus area (Economic Development, Political Development, Social Development, or Sustainable Development).

Note: All EPD students are also required to satisfy the MIA language requirement.

Please note, the information below is meant to act as a guide; it is in no way an exhaustive list or an endorsement of any of the courses below.

Political Development Courses

Select one of the following:

Points
INAF U6172Political Development in the Developing World3
INAF U6176Multidisciplinary Approaches to Development3
INAF U6412State & Society in the Developing World3
INAF U6538State Building in the Developing World3
INAF U8258State Formation, Deformation and Failure3
INAF U8260Authoritarianism: Accountability and Policy-Making in Non-Democratic Settings3
Other (requires approval)

Economic Development Courses

Select one of the following:

Points
INAF U6602Economic Development for International Affairs3
INAF U8145Advanced Economic Development for International Affairs3
Other (requires approval)

Development Practice Courses

EPD students must take the following:

Points
INAF U6827Methods for Development Practice3
SIPA U9001Capstone Workshop in Development Practice3

Professional Focus Area Courses

Students select ONE of four professional focus area for 6 points: Economic Development, Political Development, Social Development, or Sustainable Development. To view a complete list of courses, visit the EPD - Professional Focus Area page.

All students are encouraged to discuss their proposed schedule with their advisor.

Year 1
FallPointsSpringPoints
Core: Conceptual Foundations (MIA), Politics of Policy Making (MPA)14SIPA U4201 or U640113
Core: Management Course or Financial Management 3SIPA U65003
SIPA U4200 or U640013INAF U6602 (or INAF U8145)3
Concentration Core Course3Specialization Course 13
SIPA U40400.5Concentration Core Course:3
 Concentration Core Course:3
 13.5 18
Year 2
FallPointsSpringPoints
Specialization Course 23EPD Professional Focus Area Course 223
EPD Professional Focus Area Course 123SIPA U900113
EPD Course or Elective3Specialization Course 33
Core: Management Course or Financial Mangement Course3Internship Registration (optional)1.5,3
INAF U682713Elective3
 15 13.5-15
Total Points: 60-61.5
1

 Course must be taken in the semester listed.

2

 For more information on Professional Focus Area courses click here.

Year 1

Foreign Language - For MIA students and EPD concentrators who need to take language courses to fulfill the degree/concentration requirement, your schedule may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Year 2

Core- MIA students are required to take one Interstate Relations course.