ECON4408 Advanced Development Economics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) or enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620), or Master of International Development Economics Development specialisation (71550), Master of Agriculture (73530) or 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]
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.