Economic Development (11209.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|HECS Bands:||2, 3|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Tesfaye GEBREMEDHIN (Ph: +61 2 62068632 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit examines economic problems and developmental issues facing contemporary developing nations, such as issues of poverty, inequality, economic growth, population growth and foreign aid. We will also explore alternative theories of economic development and their relevance to developing countries today.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyse the economic causes of underdevelopment and the policies that can be used to address the issue;
2. Measure poverty and inequality and identify their determinants;
3. Describe economic disadvantage of indigenous Australians;
4. Explain the role of education, health, population growth and credit markets in the development process;
5. Analyse how development economics informs the practical implementation of development policies in varying local and global contexts;
6. Communicate the outcome of research through written reports or oral presentation; and
7. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour seminar on-campus per week.
11175 Introduction to Economics.
Basic economic concepts covered in Introduction to Economics.
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