Development Economics

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development Economics

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: ECN206 ECN211

    This module is concerned with the analysis of economic problems faced by developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses, on the one hand, on the meaning, measurements and comparability of growth and development across countries (ie income per capita, income distribution and poverty) and, on the other, on the availability and characteristics of resources (ie labour, land, capital, savings), and the problems with their use in the context of developing countries vis-a-vis OECD countries. The above is presented in the analytic context of (historical) alternative development models and globalisation issues. Although the module does not demand advanced mathematics it does require the use of some mathematics and a fair amount of reading. Prerequisite: ECN206, ECN211.

    Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
    Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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