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International, Policy and Development Economics

Students in this area study the role of government in economic development, marketing, finance, international trade, and agriculture. They analyze policies related to market stabilization, international economic relations, food safety and biotechnology, natural resource use, income distribution, and public sector-private sector relations. Students and faculty also study the role of interest groups in the development of policies. Faculty have experience in Australia, Africa, Canada, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Recommended Courses for Ph.D. Area of Specialization

Description of courses listed below are available at

  • ACE 531 Impact Evaluation, 2 hours
  • ACE 556  Agricultural Policy and Political Economy, 4 hours
  • ACE 557 Food, Poverty and Development, 2 hours
  • ACE 559 Food, Trade and Development, 2 hours
  • ACE 571 Household Economics, 2 hours

For more information about International and Development Economics, please contact:

Dr. David S. Bullock
326 Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
phone: (217) 333-5510
fax: (217) 333-5538