ECON340-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Development Economics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Economics 340 will examine some of the major economic issues faced by individuals and governments in poorer countries, and introduce students to the field of development economics. The course will study the concepts and measurement of development, poverty and growth, and how economists use theory, empirical analysis and experiments to address issues in these areas. Topics surveyed will include poverty and inequality, population growth, urbanization and migration, agriculture and rural development, investments in education and health and the role of women, governance and institutions, credit and insurance, foreign investment and aid, and international trade policy. In the process, students will be exposed to the ongoing debates in development economics.

Pre-requisites

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jeremy Clark

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 5% Due week three
Assignment 5% Due week four
Final exam 50%
Oral presentation 10% Group presentation
Tutorial assessment 5% Assessed discussions, in weeks two, seven, eight, nine and ten.
Test 24 Jun 2021 25% Mid semester test

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

All ECON340 Occurrences

  • ECON340-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021