THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Development Economics (P01504)
The course aims at providing students with an introduction to the recent research in development economics. The focus will be on market imperfections, institutions and various governance issues in the context of economic development. Students will be exposed to a blend of theoretical models and empirical applications enabling them to get a better understanding of the obstacles to economic development.
? Keywords : Economics, Development, Market Imperfections, Institutions, Governance.
? Pre-requisites : SGPE Postgradautes registered for MSc Economics (C0180) & MSc Economics (Finance)(C0182) or by permission of the Programme Director
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 6 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of Underdevelopment and poverty traps,Institutions and economic development, Corruption, Informal Sector and Development, Political Economy of Development, Democracy and Decentralisation, Selected Development Policy Issues
One 2 hour final examination
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Marie Craft
Prof Andy Snell
Course Website : http://www.sgpe.ac.uk
School Website : http://www.ed.ac.uk/econ/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/