Module Identifier EC36320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite EC31310 and, EC31510  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  75%
Semester Assessment 1500 - 2000 words  25%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


The aim of this module is to provide students with an advanced understanding of individual behaviour in Less Developed Countries. It also aims to provide students with transferable skills, ie, abstract analysis - written and oral communication, leadership.

Brief description

To examine the principal features of developing countries and the problems that hinder their economic progress and the policies needed to overcome these.


The dual model of economic development
Rural urban migration
Efficiency wage models
Farm size and productivity
Risk and uncertainty
Agricultural contracts
Child labour
Rural credit markets
Free trade and protection
Primary exports
Debt and foregin aid

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 and S C Smith (2003) Economic Development 8th edition. Addison Wesley


This module is at CQFW Level 6