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EC233 - Development Economics (Microeconomics)

  • Module code: EC233
  • Module name: Development Economics (Microeconomics)
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce students to the key microeconomic issues facing developing economies. It is based on the modern analytical and empirical approach adopted by researchers, practitioners and international development institutions, with an emphasis on the most recent advances in the field.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Demonstrate their understanding of the key microeconomic issues facing development countries like poverty, malnutrition, gender inequalities, poor access to health care & education etc. The lectures are mostly theoretical aiming to build analytical and econometric skills; Communicate their knowledge and understanding to others using seminar presentations and an essay; Demonstrate they have extended their core skills in economic analysis and quantitative methods and will be able to apply this skill in the analysis of problems typical of a developing and less developed economy; Demonstrate they have learned to search for relevant literature to approach this information critically and to address key questions on development from a microeconomic perspective by writing essays.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hours per week for 10 weeks (Autumn term) comprising 20 lectures and seminars.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ec233

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC233-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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