• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Ligang Song
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and conceptual arguments for dealing with key issues in economic development.
  2. Demonstrate capacity to apply the analytical methodology to real-world situations.
  3. Gain a clear understanding of key issues with respect to policies aiming to enhance economic development.
  4. Evaluate the role, strengths and limitations of the various kinds of institutions that exist in developing countries.
  5. Demonstrate capacity to carry out research on cross-country differences in economic growth among developing countries.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay (2,000 words) (40) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  2. Essay outline (max 500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  3. Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Economics of Development by A. P. Thirlwall and Penelope Pacheco-Lopez (Palgrave Macmillan, 10th Edition, 2017).

Preliminary Reading

Readings will be available on the Wattle course site.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have some fundamental economics and policy studies knowledge.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
2351 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
Online
4178 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 Online N/A

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