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ECON4906: Topics in Economic Development

This unit of study is designed to train students in current theoretical and empirical developments in the field of development economics. Specific topics change from time to time as development economics can cover most fields of economics with a particular application to developing countries. Examples of topics include: development finance; firms in emerging markets; poverty traps and social interactions; and history and institutions in the context of economic development.

Code ECON4906
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. assemble and critically evaluate existing knowledge, and develop new research questions
  • LO2. identify a development challenge, evaluate the existing state of knowledge related to it, and propose implementable solutions
  • LO3. evaluate and select feasible empirical strategies to test the hypotheses at the highest level of rigour
  • LO4. execute and accurately interpret the results of the analysis
  • LO5. clearly communicate the results of the analysis in written and oral form.