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30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9
Course entry requirements: Honours in Economics or equivalent or at the discretion of the head of Department. Students not registered for an Economics Masters programme will need permission from the graduate convenor.
Course outline:
This course is about the application of microeconomic analysis to issues of development in low and countries. The main objective is to undertake a critical reading of recent research on the empirical microeconomics of development. Topics covered are:
  1. the econometrics of impact evaluation; 
  2. land contracts and land reform; 
  3. intra-household resource allocation and gender bias; 
  4. the evaluation of human capital programs; 
  5. the structure of and credit markets in developing countries; and (6) the microeconomic impacts of international trade.
Lecture times: Tuesday: 09h00-10h45, 11h00 - 12h45
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Assignments (30%); Written commentaries on selected articles (30%); Final exam (40%)

Last updated : 18 Apr 2018

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