Study Abroad and Exchanges



ECO3101 : Economics of Development, Transition and Reform (Study Abroad Sem 1) (Inactive)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To enhance understanding of the internal and external factors which affect the level of development and the impact of change in the so-called developing countries.

This course provides a framework for understanding the successes and failures of post-war development in the so-called Third World. These encompass a large part of the world economy so it would be unwise to generalize extensively. Economists have sought unifying themes amidst the diversity and a development specialism has emerged. Text-book economic principles and models can be applied but their application has to allow for the particular conditions, both internal and external, that a given country faces.

Outline Of Syllabus

Poverty, inequality and development indicators
Human Development
Theories of Economic Growth and structural change and development
Agriculture and Industry
Migration and Trade
Education and Child Labour

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture82:0016:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ECO3027Economics of Development, Transition and Reform
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1. Lectures provide an overview of the main topics and their treatment in earlier and current literature.
2. Seminars require students to explore how economic analysis has been applied to particular topics recently and to give oral presentations on their group work.
3. Private study involves following up reading list references for report and examination preparation, and to explore library and website resources independently for the same purpose.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M30Written report.
Prof skill assessmnt1M30Debate
Essay1A402000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. The essay is designed to encourage study across a broad range of subject area, mainly using reading list material, while the in-course assignment gives scope for more independent investigation in some depth of a particular area of the syllabus, in collaboration with others.

Resit examination will be an essay for the same length of 2000 words.

Reading Lists