ECON204 - Development Economics

10 cp
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level units in Economics
Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.

Developmental Economics analyses human economic circumstances and how they change over time and how they can be changed over time. This subject will address current economic problems and issues facing developing countries, including, poverty, malnutrition, unemployment, foreign debt and the impact of globalisation. The unit will examine contemporary economic management policies and their effectiveness and alternative strategies that could be adopted. A case-study approach will be important in demonstrating the diverse nature of the problems facing developing economies and the policy responses that have been adopted.