|Assessment length / details
|Essay (2,000 words)
|Essay (2,000 words)
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of growth and development theories and critically evaluate them.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the development needs of poorer states, and assess the growth and development strategies available to them.
3. Analyse and explain the on-going debate on the trade-off between economic growth and sustainability at a global level.
4. Demonstrate an ability to anticipate the consequences of development for environmental sustainability.
5. Formulate proposals at the corporate, governmental and intergovernmental levels for actions to facilitate sustainable development of developed and developing countries.
This module examines the nature of the economic development process, its causes, and consequences, in particular the associated major problems of inequality, unsustainable development, environmental degradation as well as the policy solutions to address these problems.
Globalization, interdependence, UN development goals
• Classical theories of development and growth
• International trade, the balance of payments and development
• The new growth theories: endogenous growth
• Convergence, centre and periphery, continuously uneven growth
• Financing economic development. The informal financial sector. Financial liberalization and economic growth.
• Agricultural Transformation and rural Development.
• Urbanization, Migration and remittances
• Poverty, Inequality and Development
• The Environment and Development. Climate change, its economic impact, international agreements and institutions. Economic growth versus sustainable development debate.
|Application of Number
|Development of quantitative (mathematical, statistical, econometric) skills
|Development of oral and written communication including data response
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Development of quantitative analytical skills instrumental for learning in other modules
|Use of statistical (computer) software for data and regression analysis
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Development of quantitative analtyical skills useful in a wide. No range of professions and in further study
|Identifying the problem to be solved * Finding pertinent data in order to solve the problem. Application of appropriate methods and statistical tools for solving the problem * Understanding and interpretation of results.
|Basic Research Skills pertaining to operationalization of economic theory into testable propositions. Testing these propositions using appropriate data and statistical techniques * Analysis of economic data
|Subject Specific Skills
|Use of statistical computer software to assess economic performance. Economic and policy analysis (in other subject areas of economics)
|Team working skills through self-study working groups
This module is at CQFW Level 6