LOJA10287U Development Economics
MSc Programme in Agricultural Economics
The central themes in this course include:
- The nature and prevalence of poverty in the developing world.
- The determinants and importance of education and health (human capital) in development.
- The advance of theories of economic development.
- The role and importance of the agricultural sector in economic transformation.
- The role of the state and macroeconomic policies in the development process.
- Special issues: The environment, Foreign aid and Foreign Investment.
The aim of the course is to provide the students with an overall understanding of the central economic issues related to underdevelopment, poverty and inequality
Become familiar with basic economic concepts, paradigms, data and policy tools related to economic development.
Apply theory-based tools to analyse socio-economic problems and evaluate policy options
Develop abilities to analyse socio-economic problems in developing countries using relevant theoretical frameworks and data
The literature will be announced at the beginnning of course at
It will be based on a textbook like:
Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith, Economic Development, 11th
edition, Addison-Wesley, 2011.
These central topics will be further elaborated upon in assignments and group work where the students will read, present and discuss short texts of relevant and topical problems and controversies.
Furthermore there will be both theoretical and practical exercises in witch the students can develop their understanding of the issues dealt with in the curriculum.
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 4 timer under invigilation---
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
- If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral.
Criteria for exam assesment
assesment in accordance with the competence description
- Theory exercises
- Project work