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EC982 - Topics in Development & Transition

  • Module code: EC982
  • Module name: Topics in Development & Transition
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to equip students with the analytical tools and the knowledge to study and understand aspects of economic development in developing countries. This course will provide the foundation on the basis of which the study of developing countries can be carried out.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should have the theoretical and empirical tools and knowledge to analyse the problems and particularities of the functioning of markets and institutions in developing countries. This will help analyse the impact on economic development of alternative policies and micro-institutions. Have some appreciation of how development economics can contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of economic policy to ameliorate poverty and promote economic development.

Timetabled teaching activities

18 Lecture hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: EC982-18)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessment - 2000 words 20%
  2 hour examination (May) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 2