UWA Handbook 2014

Unit details

ECON4408 Advanced Development Economics [UG, PG]

Credit 6 points
Availability Semester 2 (see Timetable)
Details for new undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
Content 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. Topics include theories of economic growth and development, demographic change, foreign aid and investment, trade and industrialisation strategies, poverty and inequality, microfinance, health, human capital accumulation and migration.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand and apply the relevant microeconomic and macroeconomic theories concerning growth and development in developing countries; (2) develop understanding of the disaggregated approach to the problems involved in the processes of economic growth and development; (3) account for the factors that contribute to economic development; (4) acquire necessary skills to critically appraise existing literature in development economics; and (5) communicate critical evaluations of key issues in economic development, as reinforced by the requirements to make an oral presentation to class peers and submit a written seminar paper.
Assessment Assessment information is provided 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 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.
Location UWA (Crawley)
Mode on-campus
Unit rules
Prerequisites: for Master of Commerce/Master of Commerce (Advanced) students: ECON5540 Economic Policy and Analysis (formerly ECON8540 Economic Policy and Analysis); for Master of Economics/Economics honours programs students: a major in economics or equivalent
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/ECON4408/SEM-2/2014
Unit web page http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/students
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