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M.A./M.Sc. Economics Papers and their Description

M.A./M.Sc. Economics: Papers and Thesis

In M.A./M.Sc. part I, all papers are compulsory and will be offered in Year one of the program. In M.A./M.Sc. part II, there are four compulsory and two optional papers, which will be offered in year two of the program. In lieu of one optional paper, students may opt for M.A/M.Sc. thesis. The proposal of thesis be discussed in a faculty meeting of the department and then presented for approval by the committee consisting of five members of the Board of Studies, having distinct record of research publications. The committee may be approved by the Board of Studies in Economics. The papers for M.A part I and II are given in the following section.

Description of Papers
M.A./M.Sc. Part-I (All Compulsory Papers)

Paper-1: Micro-economic Theory (100 marks)

Paper-2: Macro-economic Theory (100 marks)

Paper-3: Mathematical Economics (100 marks)

Paper-4: Statistics for Economists (100 marks)

Paper- 5 Islamic Economics (100 marks)

Paper-6: Major Issues in Pakistan Economy (50 marks)

M.A./M.Sc. Part-II

a) Compulsory Papers:

Paper-1: International Trade Theory and Finance (100 marks)

Paper-2: Econometrics: Theory and Application (100 marks)

Paper 3: Development Economics: Theory and Policy (100 marks)

Paper-4: Research Methodology (50 marks)

In Part-II, students will opt for two optional papers from the five sets of optional papers given below, but not more than one paper from each optional set. All optional papers are of 100 marks each.

b) Sets of Optional Papers:

Paper-5: Option

(5.1) Advanced Mathematical Economics

(5.2) Applied Economics and Computer Applications *

(5.3) Operational Research

Paper-6: -do-

(6.1) Monetary Theory and Policy

(6.2) Public Sector Economics

(6.3) Investment and Project Analysis

5(6.4) Managerial Economics

Paper-7: -do-

(7.1) History of Economic Thought

(7.2) Comparative Economic Systems

(7.3) Environmental Economics

(7.4) Agricultural Economics

(7.5) Political Economy and Global Order

Paper-8: -do-

(8.1) Labour Economics

(8.2) Human Resource Development and Management

(8.3) Regional Economics

(8.4) Marketing Economics: Principles, Techniques and Strategies

Paper-9: -do- M. A. Thesis

M.A. Thesis will be of 100 marks, in lieu of one optional paper. Evaluation of thesis will be done by a committee consisting of Chairman of the Department of Economics of the University, thesis Supervisor/advisor and external examiner appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. Vice-Chancellor may also appoint an additional member to ensure fair evaluation of thesis. The student must defend his / her thesis. Students and teachers may attend the defence. In viva-voce examination, questions may be asked relevant to the thesis and other courses pertaining to economic theory, current national and international economic issues.
*(Students must produce a written term paper, which must reflect application of Economic. It will be examined by the advisers/ internal examiners. The internal examiners will be supervisors of the term paper. There will be 80% marks assigned to the r written examination and 2o% marks for term paper. Only regular students can opt for this paper.


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