Module Identifier RS30410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Peter Midmore  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Michael Christie  
Pre-Requisite RS10110 and, RS10210 or, EC10510 or, EC10120  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours  
  Seminar   6 Hours  
Assessment Seminar presentation   1500 word essay and presentation   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Resit assessment   WIRS department policy applies    

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes:

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.

Brief description

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.

Reading Lists

Barkley D L (ed). (1993) Economic adaptation: alternatives for nonmetropolitan areas. Westview Press
Armstron H and Taylor J. (1993) Regional economics and policy. 2nd. Harvester Wheatsheaf
Regional economics. (1994) Macmillan