Universität Wien FIND

040278 UK Development Economics in Reality (BA) (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Focus of the course will be on the qualitative side of development economics. Some knowledge of Micro- and Macroeconomics is required.

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 25.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 10.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 24.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 31.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will give an overview on general development economics, covering some theoretical overview on developing countries, their challenges and ways to tackle specific issues such as access to markets, access to finance, etc.
The focus will be on a comparison of theories and latest empirical findings based on evidence found during evaluations

Assessment and permitted materials

Active Participation 20 %, Presentation 30 %, Written Paper 50 %

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aim is to get basic knowledge of development economics with a strong focus on recent empirical findings. The participants should be able to critically assess theories and practical case studies. The focus is on empirics rather than on theory

Examination topics

The course will be partly lecture and presentation style. A strong focus will be on critical discussions of case studies.

Reading list

Michael P.Todaro; Stephen C. Smith: "Economic Development" Twelth Edition, 2015; Chapters 1 - 10, 14 and 15
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo: "Poor Economics", 2011

Association in the course directory

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