Courses Offered and Field of Specialization

The following is the broad structure of the program. Most of the courses will be evidence-based with the topic discussed being supplemented with true cases/applied research

Core Courses

Core course will have the following three streams:

(i) Economic theory underlying Public Policy issues 
(ii) Analytical tools required to study public policy issues.
(iii) Core Public Policy theory and practices

The following 6 core courses will be offered under these three streams:

Economic Theory Underlying Public Policy Issues

1. Microeconomics for Public Policy
2. Macroeconomics for Public Policy

Analytical Tools Required to Study Public Policy Issues

3 .Research Methods (Quantitative techniques & Qualitative techniques)

Core Public Policy Theory and Practice

4. Governance and Public Policy
5. Public Policy Analysis
6. Evaluation and Monitoring of Policy Initiatives

Elective Courses with Fields Of Specialization
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursField of Specialization
PP-711 Public Finance and Devolution 3 Public Finance and Development
PP-714 Public Financial and Tax Management 3 Public Finance and Development
PP-717 International Finance and Development 3 Public Finance and Development
PP-720 Private Sector and Regulatory Policy 3 Public Finance and Development
PP-723 Social Policy 3 Social Sector and Urban Development
PP-726 Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development 3 Social Sector and Urban Development
PP-729 Environmental and Natural Resource Management 3 Social Sector and Urban Development
PP-732 Urban Development 3 Social Sector and Urban Development
PP-735 Transport and Infrastructure Development 3 Social Sector and Urban Development
PP-738 Network Governance 3 Governance and Public Sector
PP-741 Law and Public Affairs 3 Governance and Public Sector
PP-744 Political Economy and Institutions 3 Governance and Public Sector
PP-747 Conflict Management and Peace Building 3 Governance and Public Sector
PP-750 Government and Foreign Policy 3 Governance and Public Sector

Note: Any deviation from the given Fields of Specialization may be allowed on special demand from the students with approval from the Department Council

MPhil Public Policy

MPhil Public Policy

MPhil Public Policy is the latest addition into degree programs offered at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

MPhil Public Policy

5 lessons - 4:11 hours
View Detail