ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY

ECO2EDC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the socio-cultural, political, historical as well as economic values, the metrics and other factors that affect the process of economic growth and development. The objective is for students to be able to explain and analyse the complexities of economic development in a global environment, with a particular focus on developing countries. Why have some countries experienced rapid economic growth while others a lack of growth? Why do some people benefit from economic growth and others do not? Is growth sustainable, or is it the result of depleting natural resources and destroying the natural environment? In completing this subject it is expected students will build on their analytical and problem solving abilities in applying economic principles in a global context, to understand the difficulties facing developing economies. Students will also recognise the diversity of perspectives and values in a world of complex interdependence.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesActivities include: reading, home study, group based problem solving, workshops and open space for class and group based discussion and debate

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the historical context of developing countries to explain its role in the design and implementation of public policies that influence the process of economic development.
02. Evaluate theories of economic growth and development and how they apply in a global context to the analysis of developing countries
03. Examine how population growth, poverty, income inequality, environmental sustainability, international trade, and foreign aid impact on economic development
04. Plan, research and write an economic report assessing the recent economic development of a low income country
05. Apply principles in a collaborative team environment to solve complex problems and use research skills to communicate to a range of people with a diversity of views

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Plan (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group-based Tutorial Tasks (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Major Assignment 2000 Words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 90 Minute Final Exam (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Plan (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group-based Tutorial Tasks (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Major Assignment 2000 Words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 90 Minute Final Exam (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5