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Research Thesis Topic

Issues in Development Economics

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Issues in Development Economics


This project aims to undertake high quality and policy relevant research on the following issues (but not limited to):
• Poverty and welfare issues in developing countries
• Health, nutrition, fertility and mortality issues in developing countries
• Food security and health outcomes
• Intra-household resource allocation and its impacts on children and women
• Microfinance
• The economics child labour and education
• Child labour and its impact on health
• Women empowerment and its impact on child health and education
• Issues of development economics in south and southeast Asia
• Social policy issues

Students interested in pursuing a PhD (or Masters) in any of the above topics or related topics are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Rasheda Khanam ( for further details.
The potential students are expected to have:
(1) an academic background in any of these fields: economics, health economics, development economics, econometrics, statistics and public health, AND,
(2) research publications in relevant fields

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Business

Field of Research
  • Applied Economics
  • Public Health and Health Services

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

Application Open Date

Application Close Date

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

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