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EC3027: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course on Development Economics focuses on the countries of the developing world and tries to ascertain how low-income economies can be set on a track of sustained economic development in order to reduce poverty and achieve levels of wealth akin to developed economies.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Harminder Battu

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EC3006 Development Economics (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Development economics, like economics generally, is a subject where there is often much controversy: about how to define an issue, about the economic mechanisms which are at work and how they work, about the respective roles of the market and of the state, and much else. Consensuses may form – often for short periods of time – before fresh controversies break out.  This means that there are not always “correct” answers or a single way of looking at an issue but the compensation is that development economics is a subject of lively debates.
 
This course seeks to explore the main debates in development economics.  The majority of the lectures are devoted to a close examination of the evolution of arguments about some topic, with perhaps a particular focus upon a number of key contributions to the literature.  This focus upon the important debates means that, inevitably, the course cannot be comprehensive in its coverage.  The initial lecture of each section of the course seeks to set out an overview of the main issues but there is a limit to how much can be achieved in a single lecture.  Consequently, you will have to put in the work yourself to fill in the gaps. One of the key ways of doing this is reading the relevant chapter or sections of the course textbook (Alain De Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet, (2016), Development Economics: Theory and Practice)


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 9 - 12
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 13 - 17

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Feedback is given on the presentation and the essay. Oral feedback is given on the tutorial presentation. On a less formal basis, via verbal feedback during tutorial discussions, and after tutorial presentations.

Word Count 2000
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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