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EC993 - Public Policy in Developing Countries

  • Module code: EC993
  • Module name: Public Policy in Developing Countries
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"Applying methodology learnt in core MSc modules this course will: • describe how the specificities of less developed countries (LDCs) shape both the aims and impacts of public policy • analyze key public policies undertaken in the developing world • introduce students to frontier research that is relevant for the design of tax policy, social insurance and redistribution programs, provision of public goods and public human resource management in LDCs. • equip students with the empirical and theoretical tools to critically analyze key public policy issues in LDCs "

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the course, students should: • have gained major insights on the role of public policy and institutions in promoting development • understand concerns and debates regarding the efficiency of governments and issues in policy implementation in LDCs • be able to analyze, using relevant economic concepts and methods, key issues in public policy in LDCs, such as redistribution in kind vs in cash, taxation with limited state capacity, and the merits of decentralization. "

Timetabled teaching activities

18 Lecture hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: EC993-18)
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (May) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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