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ES30035: Analytical development economics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30%)
  • Examination (EX 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES30035 Resit Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES20011 AND take ES20013
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To illustrate the application of modern analytic tools in macro and microeconomics (learnt in previous units) to key development issues and problems;
* To introduce new techniques and methods for the analysis of contemporary development issues and questions;
* To encourage a questioning approach in the application of techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should develop their appreciation of the power of economic analysis in addressing applied questions, here specifically in relation to development questions. They should also develop a critical ability in linking economic analysis to real issues, and also recognise its limitations.


* Skills in explaining often complex ideas intuitively in writing or verbally.
* The ability to read research articles in development economics critically and understand key arguments or messages.
* An understanding of how to apply analytic skills to new questions.

Topics will include: conceptions of development: growth, inequality and poverty, insights from growth theory, the role of market imperfections and poor governance, the nature of markets in developing economies: land, labour and credit, corruption, aid and incentives.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES30035 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)