ECON204 - Development Economics
Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
Development Economics analyses human economic circumstances and how improving economic, social, fiscal and other important conditions can send developing nations on the trajectory of sustainable economic development. This subject will address current economic problems and issues facing developing countries, including, poverty trap, income, energy and health inequalities, malnutrition, unemployment, foreign debt and the unequal impact of globalisation. The unit will examine contemporary economic management policies and their effectiveness and alternative strategies that could be adopted when pursuing the goal of economic development. A case-study approach will be important in demonstrating the diverse nature of the problems facing developing economies and the policy responses that have been adopted.