Module Identifier EC36320  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Reza Arabsheibani  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite EC30230 or (EC31310 and EC31510)  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminar   6 Hours  
Assessment Essay   1500 - 2000 words   25%  
  Exam   3 Hours   75%  


The aim of this module is to provide students with an advanced understanding of individual behaviour in Less Developed Countries. The emphasis is on microeconomic decisions such as migration, sharecropping or lending under conditions that are somewhat different compared to the familiar neoclassical theory. Macroeconomic topics such as the debt crisis and adjustment will also be looked at.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Debraj Ray. (1998) Development Economics. Princeton University Press
** Recommended Text
G M Meier and J E Rauch. (2000) Leading Issues in Development Economics. 7th edition. Oxford
M P Todaro. (2000) Economic Development. 7th edition. Longmans