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ECON6906: Topics in Economic Development

This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of development economics. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of development economics.

Code ECON6906
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECON6003 or ECON6703) and (ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)

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

  • LO1. assemble and critically evaluate existing knowledge, with an eye for developing 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.