There are esential qualitative dimensions in the development process that extend beyond the growth or expansion of an economy through a simple widening process. “It involves profound historical, economic and social change that must be studied as such through a methodology that reflects systemic change.” Development economics considers how to promote economic growth by improving factors such as health, education, working conditions, domestic and international policies, and market conditions in developing countries. While development economics is a branch of economics and builds mainly upon the core models of the discipline, development studies is an multidisciplinary branch of social science and uses models and techniques not only from economics but also from politics, sociology, history, geography, social anthropology, and international relations.



  • Social Norms, Culture, and Development
  • Institutional Change, Governance, and Development
  • Culture Elements in Institution Building Processes
  • Multi-Dimensional Measurements of Development and Welfare
  • Globalization, Income Distribution, and Uneven Development
  • Political Economy of Globalization Discourse: Divergence or Convergence?
  • International Organizations (IMF, WB, WHO, UNHCR, UN etc.) and Development
  • Financial Development, Capital Flows, and Development
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Development after World Economic Crisis
  • Trans National Corporations, Global Value Chains, and Development
  • Late Development, State-Building, and Catching-Up
  • Institutional Quality, Administrative Capacity, and Development
  • Developmental State after the Post-Washington Consensus
  • From Minimal to Regulatory State
  • Trade and Industrial Policy for Development
  • Technological Capability Building, and Development
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies for Development
  • Innovation Based on Combinations of Technologies
  • What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Means for Development
  • Implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Developing Countries
  • Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Employment, Skills and Education
  • Vocational Education, Training, and Development
  • Taxation and Economic Development
  • Fiscal Institutions and Development
  • Public Investment and Fiscal Sustainability
  • The Role of Sectors in Economic Development
  • Green Growth Policies and Development
  • Good Governance and Development
  • Competition, Cooperation, and Development
  • Equality, Justice, and Development
  • Democracy, Transparency, and Development
  • Rent-Seeking, Corruption, and Development
  • Behavioural Economics and Development
  • Public-Private Partnership and Development
  • Politics of Inequality, Income Distribution, and Development
  • Social Conflicts, Social Movements, and Development
  • Privatization, De-Regulation and Development
  • NGOs, Regulations, and Development
  • Gender Issues and Development
  • Demography and Development
  • International Tax Competition and Its Effects on Development
  • Crisis, Unemployment, Austerity Policies, and Development
  • Innovation Clusters for Regional Development
  • Regional Competitiveness and Development
  • Renewable Energies and Development
  • Green Buildings and Development
  • Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice
  • Power Structures and Power Building in Culture Sphere
  • Fiscal Rules and Constitutional Economics
  • Game Theory in Terms of Power Relations
  • Market-Society Tension and Social Policy
  • Rethinking the State, Market, Family and the Third Sector
  • New Myths, New Actors and New Balances in Economic Policy
  • New Actors and Changes in Economic Policies
  • Cross-Border Migration and Nation-State Interaction
  • Refugee, Immigrant, and Minority Issues