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Development Economics - ECO00031I

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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: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

This module provides an overview of the causes and consequences of economic development.

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The aim of the module is to introduce the students to theoretical and quantitative toolkits that help understand factors that are important in explaining differences in economic development across regions and time.

Module learning outcomes

Having completed the module, students will be able to identify and discuss theories of economic development. Furthermore, they will be able to critically assess a variety of empirical techniques commonly used to identify key determinants of economic development.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Development Economics
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Opportunities for formative assessment

Students will prepare sample questions for the seminars during which oral feedback will be provided.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Development Economics
3 hours 100

Module feedback

  • Feedback on sample questions will be provided during seminars.

  • Assessment feedback will be provided in line with University guidelines

Indicative reading

Todaro, M P. & Smith, S C. (2020). Economic Development. 10th ed, Essex: Pearson

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