ECON4408 Advanced Development Economics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
- This unit provides an analytical framework for studying the economic problems of developing countries. It examines relevant microeconomic and macroeconomic theories over a range of issues that characterise developing countries such as economic growth, poverty and inequality, education and health.
- Students are able to (1) identify and apply the relevant microeconomic and macroeconomic theories concerning growth and development in developing countries; (2) develop an understanding of empirical techniques and be able to select and apply an appropriate empirical method for a range of problems; (3) identify the factors that contribute to economic development; (4) critically review selected literature in development economics; (5) demonstrate the capability to write and speak clearly and concisely on development economics; (6) identify key challenges and respond appropriately to ethical, cultural, social and sustainability issues; and (7) develop competencies to work effectively in diverse teams.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group work ; (2) in-class test; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Anu Rammohan
- Unit rules
- for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy;
enrolment in Master of Economics, Master of International Development Economics and Development specialisation,
honours Economics specialisation
- Contact hours
- lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.