Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1.5 hour lectures per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
|Prerequisites:|| ECON90002 Microeconomics |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| ECON40012 Development Economics |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||The subject will cover development economics. The topics covered may include: economic growth theory, including models in which growth is endogenous; measurement of poverty and inequality; tests of the efficiency of labour and credit markets; consumption smoothing; micro-credit schemes; and demographic issues. |
This subject studies microeconomic conditions in developing countries. It aims to go beyond a mere description of economic conditions in these parts of the world. The emphasis is on rigorous theoretical economic modelling of phenomena observed in developing countries. Substantial attention will also be paid to the testing of the theories using real world data. Students are thus expected to have some econometric knowledge.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
|Notes:||Students may not gain credit for both ECON90023 Development Economics and ECON40012 Development Economics.|
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