- Code IDEC8007
- 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 Policy Studies, Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
The course will introduce students to analysis and debates on overseas development assistance and other policy tools that rich countries can use to seek to promote economic development in poorer countries. The main focus will be aid policy. Other policies and institutions to be analysed include migration policy, trade policy, intellectual property rights, peacekeeping and military interventions, climate change policies, and the global development architecture. The course will utilise economic methodologies and evidence bases including cross-country regressions, organisational theory, principal-agent models, game theory, growth models, public finance, case studies, and the results of household surveys.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the debates around overseas development assistance.
- Examine the policy tools that wealthy countries can use to promote development in poorer countries.
- Use economic tools to analyse development policies.
- Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological tools for evaluating development impact.
- Reflect critically on the domestic and external determinants of development success.
- Policy brief (maximum 1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay (maximum 3,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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A standard 6 unit course has a workload of 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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