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EC9C0: Topics in Development Economics

  • Sharun Mukand

    Module Leader
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" " Enable students to 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.

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Context

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assessment 1 (50%), Assessment 2 (50%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists