The core and baseline specialization of the Program 'Population and Development' is devoted to the development and various related issues. It deepens the immersion of the students into the practice of Population Analysis and development policy, provide solid base for future employment in analytical sphere.The Concentration ensures strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge of students, who will have enough training opportunities to master contemporary development issues and policy implementation as well as population studies.
The basic courses of the Concentration include:
- Theory and Practice of Public Administration
The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to public administration. The course will introduce students to the evolution of theories of management, theories of decision-making in the public sector, intergovernmental relations, performance management, budgeting, strategic planning, managing human resources, the role of e-government as well as current trends of public sector reforms
- Public Economics
This introductory course in Public Economics covers basic issues including a role of government in modern market economies, market failures and public goods, equity-efficiency trade-offs, public expenditure programmes, and taxation principles. It combines theoretical models with empirical evidence.
The courseis devoted to the role of demography in the system of social studies and the relations between demographic and social economic processes.
- Population change and economic development
The course introduces the students with the basic concepts of economic and human development, problems of inequality and basic demographic challenges. It combines some theoretical models with broad empirical evidence.
Our elective courses are assembled each year and offer various topics in methodology and issue-related Public Administration and Municipal Management. Students can choose from pool courses such as social network analysis, measurement theory, but also courses on social inequalities, ageing society, comparative public policy, and global political economy – to name just some of them.
The graduates are qualified and well prepared for a wide range of careers: government (Russian, International non c o), private sector, (strategic planning, insurance. Health care, education, personal, marketing), analytical centers and think-tanks, academic career.