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EC9C0: Topics in Development Economics

  • Sharun Mukand

    Module Leader
  • Clement Imbert

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

EC9C0-12 Topics in Development Economics

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a strategic overview and a detailed understanding of complex issues in development economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of development economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Autonomously pursue their own research agenda in the forefront of the development economics field. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Submitted assignments.

Syllabus

Illustrative topics include:

• Inter-relation between trust and regulations; collectivist versus individualist organisations; inter-relations between institutions, comparative advantage and patterns of trade.

• Macroeconomics of development: Growth accounting, globalisation and development, productivity differences across countries, misallocation of resources, within countries, structural transformation, state capacity and corruption, civil war and violence.

• Microeconomics of Development: Household behaviour, human capital, behavioural economics, applications in development, credit and insurance markets, agrarian economies, imperfect contracting and reputation, microenterprises, labour markets, public finances.

Context

Optional Module
L1PJ - Year 2
Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assessment 1 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: No, Assessment 2 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: No CATS:
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists