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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

Guidelines of the Course in Public 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.

Curriculum
Program Common Course
Basic
Course
Research Workshop for Public Policy I, II, III
Research Workshop for Economics I, II, III
Research Project for Public Policy I, II
Research Project for Economics I, II
Elective
Basic
Course
Academic Writing (Special Seminar in Area Studies V-A)
Principles of Development
Politics of Development
International Public Policy and Governance
Introductory Statistics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Japanese Economy
Data Management
International Development Experiences in a Comparative Perspective
Internship I, II
Fieldwork Project I, II
Economics Course
Basic
Course
Microeconomics
Econometrics
Elective
Course
Macroeconomics
Applied Microeconomics
Public Economics
Development Economics
Social Development
International Trade
International Economic Analysis
International Finance and Policy
Introduction to Health Services Research
Challenges of Global Aging
Health Economics
Economics of Development III
Economies of East and Southeast Asia I
Microfinance and Public Policy
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy Appraisal
Policy and Planning for Forest Conservation
Public Policy Course
Elective
Course and
Seminar
Course
Issues in Public Policy
Comparative Policy Norm I, II
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy IIIA, IIIB, V
International Social Policy I, II
Health Economics
Introduction of Health Services Research
Challenges of Global Aging
Comparative history of education 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy Appraisal
Policy and Planning for Forest Conservation
Globalization and Public Policy
Management of International Public Policy
Microfinance and Public Policy
Seminar on Political Philosophy I, II
Seminar on International Social Policy I, II
International Relations and Public Policy
International Relations in Southeast Asia I, II
International Relations in Europe I, II
International Relations Theory IA, IB
Topics in International Relations IA, IB
The Politics of Japan IA, IB, IIA, IIB
Law and Governance
The Law of Foreign Investment
Seminar on International Relations in Southeast Asia I, II
Development Policy
Economics of Development III
Economies of East and Southeast Asia I, II
International Information Society
Social Development

Title and abstract of master’s thesis of past scholars

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