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SP10203: Development economics 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: SP10203 Supplementary Examination 100% (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take ES10001 and take ES10007 and while taking this unit you must take ES10002
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* 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

Learning Outcomes:
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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP10203 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Economics and International Development (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UHES-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Economics and International Development (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

SP10203 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc (hons) Economics (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc (hons) Economics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Economics and Politics (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc (hons) Economics and Politics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc (hons) Politics with Economics (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 1
  • UHPL-AFB10 : BSc (hons) Politics with Economics (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc (hons) Politics with Economics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.