- Code IDEC8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Ligang Song
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
This course is an introduction to the analysis of core issues in economic development. It is an applied course that tackles major real world problems faced by policy makers especially in developing countries. The course combines description and analysis with an emphasis on the elaboration of simple and useful theoretical models for an understanding of the issues that comprise the subject of development economics. Its aim is to provide students with some foundational analytic tools for addressing core problems associated with economic development today while drawing on some experiences from developing economies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and conceptual arguments for dealing with key issues in economic development.
- Demonstrate capacity to apply the analytical methodology to real-world situations.
- Gain a clear understanding of key issues with respect to policies aiming to enhance economic development.
- Evaluate the role, strengths and limitations of the various kinds of institutions that exist in developing countries.
- Demonstrate capacity to carry out research on cross-country differences in economic growth among developing countries.
- Essay (2,000 words) (40) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Essay outline (max 500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,4]
- Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.
Economics of Development by A. P. Thirlwall and Penelope Pacheco-Lopez (Palgrave Macmillan, 10th Edition, 2017).
Readings will be available on the Wattle course site.
It is recommended that students have some fundamental economics and policy studies knowledge.
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