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Aims of the PEPP Curriculum

The PEPP Curriculum aims to educate participants who will devote themselves, in their professional life, to vigorous participation in the activities related to the economic and social development of their own countries and regions. These include policy-making positions in government and other institutions of interest, as well as research, teaching and training positions in academic and educational institutions. In all of these cases, we expect participants in the Program to assume leading roles in the development of their countries and regions.

The Division of the Program

The division of the Program into the Course in Economic Policy and the Course in Public Policy is intended to provide curricula tailored to a variety of orientations of the participants. The two programs differ mainly in methodologies. The Course in Economic Policy approaches the public policy, economic and social issues through economics. The Course in Public Policy approaches those issues through political science, international relations and sociology. It needs to be stressed, however, that in accordance with the spirit of the Program, the curriculum and related activities are organized in such a way as to encourage interaction between participants in both Courses. We believe that this will lead to a richer learning experience for all participants.

Academic Requirements and Course Guideline

Graduation RequirementsPDF

Guidelines of the Course in Economic Policy (2015-2017)PDF

Voice from Alumni!

Harold Irumba (Uganda)
“My experience during the "Research Workshop (Lunch Seminar)"

The Research Workshop will always bring great memories of my academic life at University of Tsukuba. I found it an exceptional contribution to my knowledge of research methods in Economics, and for this, I commend PEPPM for this incredible initiative. It is an important avenue for motivating and exposing students to experienced professors, building simple research ideas into great and interesting projects, preparing scholars to present their research work in a professional and precise manner, and enhancing their ability to handle challenging questions. I will forever be grateful for the commitment and selfless advice from all faculty professors to my research work during the weekly Lunch Seminars. Indeed, this was a thrilling and practical platform where I learnt vital skills including preparation, presentation, and time management when discussing my research project. I am confident that I can now apply the knowledge achieved to deal with real Economic Policy issues, largely.


List of subjects offered from enrollment in October 2018

Public Policy and Management
Social Development I
Research Methods and Academic Writing
Research Workshop for Economics I, II, III
Research Project for Economics I, II
Principles of Development
Politics of Development
International Public Policy and Governance
International Relations Theory
Introductory Statistics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Japanese Economy
Data Management
Applied Microeconomics
Public Economics
Development Economics
International Trade
International Finance and Policy
Health Economics
Introduction to Health Service Research
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Policy and Planning for Forest Conservation
Agricultural and Rural Development
Economies of East and Southeast Asia
Microfinance and Public Policy
Internship I, II
Fieldwork Project I, II
Comparative Policy Norms
International Social Policy
Public Policy
Management of International Public Policy
International Information Society
Law and Governance
International Relations in Europe
Comparative Education
Seminar on Political Philosophy
Seminar on International Social Policy

List of Subjects Currently Offered as of November, 2017PDF

Title and abstract of master’s thesis of past scholars




Voices from Current Scholars