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ECW3567

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Ms Anmar Pretorius

Synopsis

Topics include measuring growth and development; theories of economic growth and development; poverty, inequality and human capital; saving, investment and capital flows; production and trade; the role of the state; and policy measures. Country specific research will relate to sources of the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, IMF, etc.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define and describe the concepts and debates in the field of development economics
  2. interpret various development indicators
  3. explain growth and development theories
  4. argue about the role of resources in economic development
  5. evaluate development policies in a country specific context.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

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