|| EC36320 |
|| DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Reza Arabsheibani |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
|| EC31510 , EC30230 or, EC31310 and |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours ||75%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1500 - 2000 words ||25%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
By the end of the course students should:
Have a detailed understanding of the nature of the problems and the theoretical approaches explaining some aspects of individual behaviour in developing countries.
Have a detailed knowledge of the most recent empirical work on those topics.
Be able to combine theory and empirical evidence to draw policy implications.
Understand that models of indikvidual behaviour developed for advanced economies can be applied, with some modification, to explain behaviour of agents in developing countries.
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.
** 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
This module is at CQFW Level 6