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Postgraduate Course: Issues in Economics of Developing Countries (ECNM11037)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEconomics Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this course is to understand some of the main economic problems faced by developing countries. This aim will be achieved by examining some of the development economics literature and by studying some of the empirical features of selected developing countries. The course will also provide an opportunity to examine both the applicability and some of the limitations of economic reasoning within the context of developing countries. The course as a whole, and the work required for the postgraduate students, also develops skills relevant for policy-makers in developing countries.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed International Development (PGGE11049)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the meaning of "development", theories of development; industrial districts, urbanisation, and rural-urban migration; trade theory and developing countries; trade policy in developing countries; "making poverty history"; and new technologies and development.
Assessment Information
For postgraduate seminars, students are expected to do the readings beforehand and come prepared to lead and/or contribute to class discussions. The course convenor will acts as a facilitator rather than as a lecturer in these sessions. Active student participation (reading and discussing) will be a necessary requirement.

The course will be assessed by way of a 4,000 word essay. Students will be expected to show initiative in going beyond suggested reading lists to identify appropriate sources, and to approach their chosen topic with explicit reference to its global context and consequences. In particular students will be expected to demonstrate a critical understanding of conflicting theories and evidence, to carefully consider the empirical bases of these, and to thus rigorously assess the strengths and weakness of the most important positions.

& Essay (4,000 words) $ 100%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Martin Fransman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4060
Email: M.Fransman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lorna Aitken
Tel: (0131 6)50 8363
Email: L.Aitken@ed.ac.uk
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