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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*.

Academic Requirements and Course Guideline

Course Guidelines (2022-2023)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 2019

Introductory Statistics
Intro-intermediate Macroeconomics
Japanese Economy
International Development II
Research Methods and Academic Writing I
Data Management
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Research Workshop for Economics I, II, III
Research Project for Economics I, II
Public Policy and Management
Development Economics
Public Economics
International Trade
International Finance and Policy
Agricultural and Rural Development
Economics of Latin America I
Policies of Education and Human Capital Formation
Health Economics
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Applied Time Series Analysis
Applied Microeconomics
Microfinance and Public Policy
International Public Policy and Governance
Internship I, II
Field Work Project I

Title and abstract of master’s thesis of past scholars




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