School of Economics and Finance

ECN370 - Development Economics

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Prerequisite: ECN206, ECN211

This module is concerned with the analysis of economic problems faced by developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America. It focuses, on the one hand, on the meaning, measurements and comparability of growth and development across countries (i.e. income per capita, income distribution and poverty) and, on the other, on the availability and characteristics of resources (i.e. labour, land, capital, savings), and the problems with their use in the context of developing countries vis-à-vis OECD countries. The above is presented in the analytic context of (historical) alternative development models and globalisation issues. Although the module does not demand advanced mathematics it does require the use of some mathematics and a fair amount of reading.

Level: 6