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International and Development Economics (IDE) Concentration

International and development economics (IDE) faculty and graduate students are very active in Cornell’s international and development economics community, and work in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Distributional and welfare impact of growth, especially on poor and marginalized people
  • Agricultural development and food policy
  • Emerging markets
  • Environmental consequences of growth on nations, households, and communities

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the general MPS requirements, students can choose from a range of electives taken from appropriate courses numbered 4000 or higher, as approved by the student’s advisor.