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Development Economics, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Civilekonomprogrammet, Internationella civilekonomprogrammet, Politices kandidatprogrammet och fristående kurs
SUBJECT AREA   Economics – NA1
  COURSE CODE   770G01
After completion of the course the students should be able to:
- describe the problems of less developed countries and developing countries;
- cultivate the analytical and critical skills relevant to economic development in developing countries;
- access, process and interpret a variety of data related to poverty, growth, trade, climate change, remittances and etc.
- understand the role international organization including World Bank, United Nation, UNFCC and WTO for development issues.
- thinking about contemporary policy issues in the line of sustainable development in developing countries.
This course deal with analytical and policy issues related to poverty reduction and sustainable development. The purpose is to provide an understanding of the findings and recommendations of recent and sometimes technical economic analyses related to the growth and poverty implications of development policies, aid reforms and international agreements. After a discussion of development, poverty and an introduction of some basic economic relationships, the course turns to individual policy areas. In addition, the course covers how to measure and evaluate the efficiency of foreign aid and specific policies for global climate change.
The course provides an selected issues in economic development including theory, evidence and policy. The course will concern on the related themes of poverty, poverty measure, growth, Trade and climate change. The course discusses the definition of poverty and analyzing the growth performance in different countries. The course will then analyse global climate change: theory and application in different countries and the role of international institution. The course will discuss the recent literature and analytical methods used for examining contemporary issues of economic development including aid efficiency, micro finance, women empowerment, industrialization, migration, remittances and etc.
The course is taught through lectures and seminar and student presentations and participations. The quantitative methods course also includes hands-on training in the use of World Development Indicator of World Bank Data base. During the course, Students will be required to complete a number of case study as well as writing an term paper in groups or individual based on the class size. Langage of instruction: Swedish or English
The course assessment based on course assignments and a final written exam.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies with at least 30 ECTS credits in economics or equivalent. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent. Exemption for Swedish B.
The course is graded on the following scale: Pass with distinction; Pass; Fail.
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Development Economics
Development Economics
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 2013-00306, 2014-01142 2014-01143 2014-01144   Course Code: 770G01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Economics - NAA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2015-10-16