Module Identifier MBM3210  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Timothy Jenkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   2 hours per week plus seminars  
Assessment Course work     50%  
  Exam     50%  


Introduction: terminology, economic approaches to development, social and other non-economic assessments of development, indicators of development.
Theories of development: models of growth, structural change and dependence.
Population and development: Malthusian and household population models.
International trade and development: international perspectives on rural development, trade theory, trade policy, commodity policy.
Governments, markets and institutions: development planning, structural adjustment programmes, role of IMF and World Bank.
Agriculture and rural development: role of the agricultural sector in economic development, agricultural transformation, rural strategies and progress, rural-urban migration.
The environment and development: environmental impacts of development, sustainable development, policy options.

Reading Lists

Hunt, Diana.. (1989) Economic Theories of Development.
Killick, Tony.. (1995) IMF programmes in developing countries: design and impact.
Meier, G. (1989) Leading Issues in Economic Development. 5th. Oxford University Press.
Stewart, Frances.. (1995) Adjustment and poverty: options and choices..
Toye, John.. (1993) Dilemmas of Development: reflections on the counter-revolution in development economics. 2nd.
Winters, L A. (1991) International Economics. 4th. Longman
Colman, David and Fred Nixson.. (1994) Economics of change in less developed countries. 3rd.
Ghatak, Subrata.. (1995) Introduction to development economics.. 3rd.
Gordon-Ashworth, F. (1984) International Commodity Control. Croom Helm.
Goldin, I, Knudsen, O. (1990) Agricultural Trade Liberalisation - Implications for Developing Countries. OECD.
Hogendorn, JS. (1992) Economic Development,. Harper Collins
Griffin, K. (1989) Alternative Strategies for Economic Development. St Martin?s Press
Evans, H David and David Greenaway (eds).. (1991) Developing countries and the international economy: issues in trade, adjustment and debt..
Todaro, M. (1997) Economic Development.. 6th. Longman

Sen, Amartya.. Development: which way now?. Econ. Journal 93. Dec 1983
Stern, N.. The economics of development: a survey. Econ. Journal 99. Sept 1989.

Technical Reports
United Nations Development Program, annual.. Human Development Reports
World Bank, annual.. World Development Reports