London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

Double Degree in Development Economics and Economic History


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Development Economics and Economic History

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme joins two established and highly complementary programmes in international economics and financial history (Paris) and 19th and 20th century economic history (LSE). It aims to provide students with a bilingual, interdisciplinary training for trans-national careers in international economics, trade and diplomacy and to attract high quality doctoral students with a more quantitative training. The programme consists of a first year at Sciences Po and a second year at LSE. Students at Sciences Po take courses in macroeconomics, panel data analysis and econometrics; sociological, anthropological and economic survey techniques; international economics and economic history, with an emphasis on recent developments and policy applications, and transitional economies. This part of the programme aims to provide students with the basic toolbox of international economics and development economics, in the context of current debates over theories and policies of globalisation. At LSE, students will follow the established MSc in Economic History. This provides students with an in-depth, comparative assessment of debates on early and late industrialisation and on globalisation since the late 19th century, and locates them in the appropriate historical and theoretical contexts. Courses consider the origin and outcomes of distinct patterns of growth in various parts of the world, the policy responses to differing growth outcomes, and the theoretical assumptions underpinning policy interventions. The programme also seeks to explain how and when some developing economies ‘converged’ with industrialised countries, while the growth performance of others was more erratic. At the end of two years of successful study, students will be awarded the Master of International Affairs 'International Economic Development' from Sciences Po and the MSc in Economic History from LSE.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants must display proficiency in both English and French. IELTS 7.0 ot TOEFL 627

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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