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The certificate in development economics gives students a solid foundation of analytical skills that will enable them to better understand the challenges created by world poverty. They will learn how economics can be used to address the problems of poverty and the impact of globalization on growth and development. Students will focus on such issues as: the relationship between population growth and economic growth, the major debates about food self-sufficiency and food security, how child labor and gender discrimination limit economic development and what environmental problems are posed by economic development.

The certificate in development economics is open to any undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The certificate in development economics is open to any undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In order to declare the certificate, the student must have successfully completed A A E 215 Introduction to Agricultural and Applied Economics, ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics, or ECON 111 Principles of Economics-Accelerated Treatment or a comparable introductory economics course. Contact the advisor listed under the Advising and Careers tab for more information or to declare the certificate.

In order to declare the certificate, the student must have successfully completed one of the following:
Introduction to Agricultural and Applied Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Economics-Accelerated Treatment
The certificate requires five courses.
Complete two core courses:
A A E/​ECON  474 Economic Problems of Developing Areas3
A A E/​INTL ST  373 Globalization, Poverty and Development3
or A A E/​INTL ST  374 The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy
Select one course from the following:3
The International Agricultural Economy
World Hunger and Malnutrition
Globalization, Poverty and Development
The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy
Latin American Economic Development
Economic Growth and Development in Southeast Asia
Agricultural and Economic Development in Africa
Select one course from the following:3
Contemporary Population Problems for Honors
Sociology of International Development, Environment, and Sustainability
Sociology of Developing Societies/Third World
Survey of International Economics
International Trade and Finance
International Industrial Organizations
Economics of Growth
Environmental Conservation
International Business
Multinational Business Finance
Topics in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy
Analysis of International Relations
International Political Economy
Politics of the World Economy
Select one additional course from any of the courses listed above3
Total Credits15

A student may combine this certificate with any other certificate and/or major. However, students with a major in agricultural and applied economics, a major in economics, or a major in the Politics and Policy in the Global Economy option in international studies may count no more than 6 credits toward both their major requirements and the requirements for the certificate in development economics.

For more information or to declare the certificate in development economics, contact:                                         

Linda Davis
Undergraduate Student Services 
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics      
University of Wisconsin–Madison
424 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9488
linda.davis@wisc.edu

PROFESSORS

Barham, Bradford
Chavas, Jean-Paul
Cox, Thomas
Coxhead, Ian
Deller, Steven
Foltz, Jeremy
Gould, Brian
Phaneuf, Daniel
Provencher, R. William
Rutherford, Thomas
Stiegert, Kyle

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Alix-Garcia, Jennifer
Fletcher, Jason*
Hueth, Brent
Mitchell, Paul
Schechter, Laura
Shi, Guanming

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Conroy, Tessa*
Du, Sheldon
Grainger, Corbett
Johnston, Craig*
Parker, Dominic
Tjernstroem, Emilia

FACULTY ASSOCIATES

Dong, Fengxia
Reynolds, Anne

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR

Davis, Linda

*AAE Affiliate Faculty