ECON3220 Development Economics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit builds on level 2 Macroeconomics by introducing students to the study of the process of modern economic development. The analysis considers key principles and concepts associated with economic development, and alternative theories of the development process and their relevance to the recent experience of developing countries. It also examines specific issues and policy problems that are currently faced by developing nations. These include issues such as economic growth, inequality, poverty, population growth, foreign aid and international trade.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the economic problems of development; (2) apply the basic principles of macro and micro economics to issues relating to developing countries; and (3) critically evaluate relevant development issues.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation and (2) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christopher Parsons
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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