ECON4408 Advanced Development Economics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
This unit equips future economists with a toolkit to apply to global development challenges through the acquisition of knowledge and skills in development economics.
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the key economic issues and methods in development; (2) apply understanding of empirical methods of impact evaluation in the context of developing countries; (3) critically review and analyse selected literature in development economics; (4) create and design a research project in development economics; and (5) demonstrate the capability to write and speak clearly and concisely on development economics.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation; (2) assignment; and (3) exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Michael Palmer
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620),
Master of International Development Economics Development specialisation (71550), Master of Agriculture (73530)
the Master of Public Policy (42580)

Master of Public Policy
: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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