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NQF credits: 14

Fourth year status‚ second semester‚ one double lecture per week.

Course Convenor : Malcolm Keswell

Entrance requirements: See admissions requirements for Honours in Economics.

Course outline:

This course covers a range of macro and microeconomic issues of particular relevance to developing countries. While precise topics covered will vary‚ examples include the nature and measurement of development‚ sustainable development and climate change‚ poverty and inequality‚ privatisation and deregulation‚ financial liberalisation‚ industrialisation and trade strategy‚ globalisation‚ transnational corporations and foreign investment and the role of the state and industrial policy. While key theoretical issues are dealt with‚ the approach is primarily applied with extensive use made of actual policy experience in a wide range of developing countries.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Essays and examination count 100%.      

Last updated : 15 Jul 2015

Staff Members on this course :

A/Prof Malcolm Keswell Associate Professor

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5.19, The School of Economics, New Building, Middle Campus.
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Research Area / Interest :
Applied microeconomics ;the dynamics of inequality;agrarian contractual structure and productivity; group-level effects on individual incentives.

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