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Development Economics - ECO00006I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Matthias Flueckiger
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

The module is divided into four parts, each part having its own specific aims and objectives:
Part One: is designed to introduce students to a) overall problems of development and b) to classical and new theories on economic growth and development
Part Two: is designed to introduce students to domestic problems and policy issues facing developing economies
Part Three: is designed to introduce students to those international problems and policy issues which affect the economic growth and development of so many countries in the world today
Part Four: brings the module together with one overview lecture which is also designed to guide and inform work on the exam

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module, a student should have:

  • A greater appreciation of the insights provided by a range of classical and new theories of economic growth and development - and of the long run forces which have determined the relative economic growth of developing economies
  • A greater appreciation of how and why a range of inter-linking and mutually reinforcing domestic problems such as corruption, conflict and geographical issues may constrain the growth and development of many economies
  • A greater appreciation of how and why institutions matter in terms of development and relative long run economic growth and development
  • A greater appreciation of how and why a range of inter-linking and mutually reinforcing international problems have affected the growth and development of many economies
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  • Acquired important transferable skills via familiarity with key international web sites (United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, Transparency International, Global Competitiveness Forum, IMF etc) in both quantitative and qualitative materials
  • Acquired important transferable skills in terms of experience in participating and leading team based work.
  • Acquired important transferable skills in terms of using information to answer essay based questions.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Development Economics (EXAM II)
N/A 50
Online Exam
Development Economics (Exam I)
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Development Economics (EXAM II)
N/A 50
Online Exam
Development Economics (Exam I)
N/A 50

Module feedback

Feedback will be made available according to University guidelines.

Indicative reading

Clunies-Ross, Anthony et. Al., Development Economics, McGraw Hill, 2009. G 8.9 CLU

de Janvry, A. and Sadoulet, E. 2015. Development Economics: Theory and Practice. Oxon: Routledge. (E-book)

Ray, D. (1998). Development Economics. New Jersey: Princeton. G 8.9 RAY.

Todaro, M P. & Smith, S C. (2009). Economic Development. 10th ed, Essex: Pearson.

* Please note lectures will be based on select chapters of these books.  These will be supplemented by other materials and papers.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.