|Module Title||RURAL ECONOMICS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Peter Midmore|
|Pre-Requisite||RS10110 and, RS10210 or, EC10510 or, EC10120|
|Course delivery||Lecture||14 Hours|
|Seminar presentation||1500 word essay and presentation||40%|
|Resit assessment||WIRS department policy applies|
The lecture course, which takes place in the first two-thirds of the semester, will consider economic and social characteristics in broad outline, predominantly in an industrialised country context. The content will include problems of declining incomes from natural resource based industries; migration; rural economic accounting and modelling; and comparative European rural policies.
These topics will be considered in greater depth in the final third of the semester, in which each member of the course in turn presents a short introduction to a seminar group.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
? distinguish economic and social characteristics used in developing measures of rurality ;
? understand main methods of regional income calculation and modelling;
? compare and evaluate European rural and regional development policies;
? identify the main attributes of sustainable economic development.
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