Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Economic Development Program
Lecture Code WMHA0055 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Special Study(October 2024 Master's Students)
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Special Study(October 2024 Master's Students)
イチハシ マサル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Year
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This seminar is a course work for graduate students in Master course. 
Credits 4.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students
Keywords Economic Development, Poverty Reduction, SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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within Educational
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Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
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This seminar’s objectives are;
Making research plan and finding economic problems we should consider and analyze.
Preparation for each student’s thesis in 2nd degree of Master course.
Class Schedule All participants and students to this seminar will are highly required for basic research activities as follows;

1) Learning about basic theory of Economic Development, models and the methodology

2) Reading some fundamental textbooks for econometric and statistical methods

3) Giving presentation of students' own thesis and discussion on the economic topics or
Some references will be shown in seminar.
For example,
World Bank, "Handbook on Impact Evaluation" and "Impact Evaluation in Practice",
Joshua D. Angrist, "Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect",
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge,"Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach",
Johnston and DiNardo, "Econometric Methods 4th ed.".
R. E. Miller and P.D. Blair, "Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions",
Leontief, W., Input-Output Economics 2nd ed.,

Economic Development:
Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel ed., "Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development",
Erik  Reinert, "How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor", Ha-
Joon Chang, "Kicking Away The Ladder",
Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith, "Economic Development",
Matt Ridley, "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves",
Daron Acemoglu、 James Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty",
Jared Diamond, "Guns, Germs And Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years",
Milton Friedman, "Capitalism and Freedom",
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Seminar students will be evaluated in some points such as contents of their own research and presentation, contribution to seminar in terms of discussion and others. 
Grading Method All seminar students are required for publishing their own papers more than one on international journal to get doctorate. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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