• Class Number 7560
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Prof Budy Resosudarmo
    • Prof Budy Resosudarmo
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

The course deals with the principal issues of economic development, with the objective of preparing students for advanced study and policy-oriented research in this subject area.  Emphasis will be on economy-wide aspects of economic development, with special references to international dimensions of national development policy making.  The basic approach is to present the relevant theory, examine the empirical validity of alternative models and draw out their policy implications.  Major policy issues are discussed with illustrations from actual experiences in selected developing countries.  As an integral part of the course, an attempt will be made to train students to collect and interpret data on developing economies. The course is intended for students in the Master of International and Development Economics or the Master of Public Policy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the wide-ranging policy issues and theories in development economics. On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate economic problems of developing countries and to effectively participate in the contemporary policy debate on development priorities and policy reforms in these countries.  It is hoped that the course will help students in defining topics for their doctoral research.

Required Resources


Supplementary readings

Perkins, Dwight H., Steven Radelet and David L. Lindauer, Economics of Development, Seventh Edition, New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.

Banerjee, A. and E. Dubo, Poor Economics: Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, 2011.

Selected journal articles and chapters/sections of books (to be posted on Wattle under each lecture)

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class

Student Feedback

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Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction: Topic covered, the debates and paradigm shifting
2 Poverty and inequality: Global issues, measurements and determinants
3 Health and education in developing countries
4 Economic growth: Theories
5 Economic growth: Empirical evidences
6 Principle of sustainable development
7 Approaches and modelling of sustainable development
8 Trade and development issues
9 Roles of capital inflow in developing countries
10 Agricultural development in developing countries
11 Student paper presentation and discussion I
12 Student paper presentation and discussion II

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Homework assignments 20 % * * 1,2,
Mid-term essay 25 % 21/09/2021 10/10/2021 1,2,3,4
In-class paper discussion 15 % * * 1,2,4
Final examination 40 % * 02/12/2021 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,

Homework assignments

There will be 3 homework problem sets. Each set will contain several problems, instructions and questions. The due date of the first homework is on 25 August, the second homework is due on 28 September and the third one is due on 12 October 2021.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 21/09/2021
Return of Assessment: 10/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Mid-term essay

Up to 3,000 words. A critical essay on a selected paper in the reading list.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

In-class paper discussion

Up to 20 minute presentation of an assigned paper. Students will be assigned to present and discuss some selected papers.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final examination

4-5 problem sets

Final examination will be held during the examination period with the specific date to be confirmed by the ANU Examination Office.

Academic Integrity

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Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

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Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Prof Budy Resosudarmo
02 6125 2244

Research Interests

I am a developmental and environmental economist working on interlinks between natural shocks and environmental condition and local economies, household incomes, human development and the environment, and investigating the political economy of environmental policies and resource utilisation. I have been mostly working on development and environmental issues in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. In conducting my research, I implement, among others, impact evaluation, spatial and inter-regional modelling techniques. 

Prof Budy Resosudarmo

Friday 16:00 17:00
Friday 16:00 17:00
Prof Budy Resosudarmo
02 6125 2244

Research Interests

Prof Budy Resosudarmo

Friday 16:00 17:00
Friday 16:00 17:00

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