The module will introduce students to the economics of development.
Pre-requisites: ECON1001 OR ECON1003
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Have analysed one country in depth to evaluate its development problems and potential.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic problems facing developing countries
- Apply economic analysis to those problems and to formulate and evaluate possible policy responses, including those recommended by institutions such as the World Bank
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of less-developed countries, and of the diversity amongst them
Explore some of the economic reasons that have led to this global inequality, and some of the steps that might be taken to relieve the situation. A unifying theme of this module is the role of markets and market failure in setting the pattern of past development, and the potential role of policy in the future. The course covers a number of topics related to economic development theories and empirical evidence on economic development.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught through a combination of lectures and interactive seminar sessions where engagement and participation are expected.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Other. The Blackboard site provides further information, podcasts, reading lists and links to key
Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith (2020). Economic Development .
This module is assessed by written coursework (95% of the final mark), in which students are asked to produce TWO economic reports on set questions/topics on a country of their choice, and through successful participation in class (5%). The first assessment counts for 20% of the marks and the second assessment submitted at the end of semester is worth 75% of the marks.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External