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Module Title LI Development Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29168
Module Lead Yao Yao
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Students on degree programmes outside economics for which this module is an option on their degree programme must also have passed Principles of Economics
Contact Hours Lecture-42 hours
Seminar-8 hours
Guided independent study-150 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides an in-depth treatment of contemporary issues in development economics. It is concerned with general theoretical and empirical themes and their policy implications for developing countries. Topics in Semester 1 cover classical and modern theories of economic growth and development, as well as issues related to rural-urban migration, rural development, governance and institutional economics. Topics in Semester 2 cover domestic issues including human capital (health and education) and microfinance, as well as macroeconomic issues such as foreign aid and foreign finance.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of core economic theories and concepts of development;
  • identify relevant constraints to economic development;
  • critically evaluate the relationships between policies addressing key constraints to development and development outcomes.
Assessment 29168-01 : Essay 1 : Coursework (25%)
29168-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
29168-05 : Problem Set : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1000 word essay (25%); Canvas problem set (25%), 2 hour written examination (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30402
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