- Code IDEC8022
- 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, Economic Policy, Applied Economics, Sustainable Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
The course deals with the principal issues of economic development with the objective of preparing students for policy-oriented research and development in this subject area. 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. The first part of the course is on key issues in economic development, theories behind them and empirical evidences so far. The second part of the course is a series of discussions on some concrete empirical studies of development policies taken from high quality research around the world. As an integral part of the course, an attempt will be made to train students to interpret data on developing economies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand theories in development economics and wide-ranging development policy issues.
- Critically evaluate economic problems of developing countries.
- Develop policy interventions and design policy reforms in developing countries.
- Design high-quality research in development economics.
- Homework assignments (3) (25) [LO 1,2]
- Mid-term essay (3000 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- In-class paper discussion/presentation (10) [LO 1,2,4]
- Final examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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A standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
- Perkins, Dwight H., Steven Radelet and David L. Lindauer, Economics of Development, Seventh Edition, New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.
- Banerjee, A. and E. Duflo, Poor Economics: Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, 2011.
Plus selected journal articles (to be posted on Wattle under each lecture)
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