International Development

Contributing to a better world begins with understanding the forces that have brought us here. This focus area explores international institutions, economics, and politics as well as modes of action through investment and advocacy.

While each foundational course can feed into the additional electives listed below, Economics of International Development (2203) is a natural launch point for Social Impact Investing (2311); the Politics of International Development (2202) is a launch point for Advocacy (2223); and Institutions, Governance, and International Development (2201) is a launch point for Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness (2204).

 

Foundational Courses

Additional Electives

PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2311, Social Impact Investment

Supporting Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries

Professor Paul Smoke reviews key issues and evidence on the collaboration-contestation debate and considers how to think about this contentious issue in a rapidly evolving international relations landscape.

Student Worked in an iPhone Factory in China to See How Workers Were Treated

NYU Wagner student Dejian (Ken) Zeng (MPA 2017) spent his summer working undercover at an iPhone factory. Now he vows to hold violators of human rights accountable and advocate for workers.

Student Worked in an iPhone Factory in China to See How Workers Were Treated

NYU Wagner student Dejian (Ken) Zeng (MPA 2017) spent his summer working undercover at an iPhone factory. Now he vows to hold violators of human rights accountable and advocate for workers.

More to Explore: International Development

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Rajeev Dehejia

Professor of Economics and Public Service; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Director of Policy Specialization; Codirector, Development Research Institute
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Centers and Initiatives
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