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ECON2013 Development Economics

Module Overview

The module will introduce students to the economics of development.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module introduces students to the economics of development. At the end of this module, the student should: • have developed an awareness of the characteristics of developing countries, and of the diversity amongst them • be able to identify the economic problems facing developing countries • be able to apply economic analysis to those problems and to formulate and evaluate possible policy responses • have analysed one country in depth to assess its development problems and potential

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of less-developed countries, and of the diversity amongst them
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic problems facing developing countries
  • Have analysed one country in depth to evaluate its development problems and potential.
  • Apply economic analysis to those problems and to formulate and evaluate possible policy responses, including those recommended by institutions such as the World Bank

Syllabus

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 is structured around some apparent characteristics of developing countries and some assertions often made about their future prospects

Special Features

• 100% Coursework. • Providing students with the opportunity to apply Economic Theory. Feedback on this modules is provided in a number of ways: • Class sessions on this module are participative sessions designed to provide opportunities for interactive discussion, incorporating feedback opportunities; • The Blackboard site offers a comprehensive range of key information relating to the module.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module is taught through a combination of lectures and interactive seminar sessions.

TypeHours
Teaching24
Independent Study126
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Other. The Blackboard site provides further information, podcasts, reading lists and links to key

Economic Development. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

This module is assessed by 100% coursework, in which students are asked to produce TWO economic reports on a set questions/topics on a country of their choice. The first assessment counts for 20% of the marks and the second assessment submitted at the end of semester is worth 80% of the marks.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Coursework 20%
Individual Coursework 80%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: ECON1001 OR ECON1003

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