Module Identifier MBM3210  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Timothy N Jenkins  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   2 hours per week plus seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam  50%
Semester Assessment  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

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

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7