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ECC4367 - Economics of developing countries

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Professor Pushkar Maitra

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides an analytical framework for studying economic problems of developing countries. We will examine how standard economic theories apply in the presence of market failures and weak formal institutions that characterise developing countries. The key focus is on general problems facing developing countries rather than any specific country or region. It examines specific issues and policy problems that are currently faced by developing nations, including issues such as inequality, poverty, population growth, rural-urban migration, human capital accumulation, gender bias, markets in developing countries, credit constraints and risk and insurance.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECC2000

Prohibitions

ECC3670

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