Year of entry: 2018
Course unit details:
Development Economics IIIA
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
See course Blackboard pages.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Development Economics IIA||ECON20321||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Students must have taken either of the following to be able to take this course unit (compulsory Pre-Requisite):
- ECON20321 or
The aims of this course are to:
- Provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of education, health and economic incentives on various socio-economic outcomes.
- Discuss the importance of policies and institutions on economic growth and welfare.
It is expected that students will be able to:
- Identify, both theoretically and empirically, the determinants of economic growth.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of human capital and trade in development process.
- Evaluate the causes of bad policies and their effects on long-term growth rate.
Topic 1: Human Capital.
Topic 2: Incentives for Public Service Delivery.
Topic 3: Market Liberalisation and Development.
Topic 4: Growth and Resource Misallocation.
Topic 5: Policy, State Capacity and Institutions.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and exercise classes.
- Analytical skills
- Analyse and interpret information to assess its context and validity. Support arguments with relevant evidence.
- Relate economic models to real world events. Using library, electronic and online resources.
- Mid-Term Test - structured questions, answer 1/2 questions in 1 hour (15%).
- Final Exam - structured questions, answer 2/5 questions in 1.5 hours (85%).
- Problem sets.
- Class feedback.
- Office hours.
- Revision sessions.
- Discussion boards.
- Chenery, H. and Srinivasan, T.N. (2007) Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 4, Elsevier. Chapters 55, 60, 61.
- Rodrik, D. and Rosenzweig, M. (2010) Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 5, Elsevier. Chapter 73.
Detailed reading list will be posted on the course website.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Practical classes & workshops||9|
|Independent study hours|
|Alessia Isopi||Unit coordinator|