Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ECON6016 - Trade and Development

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dilip Dutta

Description

This unit is designed to highlight the relation between trade and development from an institutional and structural perspective, with appropriate modifications of received general economic principles, theories and policies. It closely studies the integration process of traditional segment of a developing society into its modern counterpart in countries selected from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific regions. It examines role of the state and international institutions (like the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization), rationale for trade, planning and market mechanisms in developing economies, and also socio-cultural preconditions and economic requirements for a market economy. It focuses on a wide range of developmental problems and issues (such as foreign aid, debt, investment, technology transfer) from both national and international points of view.

Assessments

mid-semester test (20%), seminar paper and presentation (20%) and 1x2hr final exam (60%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

ECON5001 or ECON5002

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