Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Assessment:||CW 30%, EX 70%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||SP10203 Supplementary Examination 100% (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ES10001 and take ES10007 and while taking this unit you must take ES10002|
* To provide students with a better appreciation of the extent of diversity in economic performance across selected regions of the world in the post second world war period, with a focus on poorer and transitional countries
* To explore the reasons for this variation and the policies that can lead to sustainable development
* To introduce relevant economic techniques to address these issues
Greater insight into how the economies of selected regions differ, and reasons for those differences, including differences in economic strategy and policies. A better appreciation of how theory is used by economists to address specific problems and policy issues in regional and country context.
* Ability to relate (economic) theory and concepts to contemporary debates and policy issues.
* Ability to obtain and compare statistical information (to produce a memo highlighting differences in economic performance of two countries).
The course unit will focus on the economic analysis of perennial and contemporary issues in two sets of countries: transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and low income and emerging countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
SP10203 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Economics
SP10203 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics