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ECOP6018 - Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gillian Hewitson

Description

Can development be equated with economic growth? Many development scholars are critical of growth as a Euro-centric concept that has dismal consequences for subsistence-based livelihoods, women and Indigenous communities in particular. In this course students will critically engage with the development literature about economic growth and assess its role in promoting wellbeing. What is the role for economic growth? What kind of growth? Learning will cover the pro-poor growth debate, international trade and 'new' growth strategies being developed in response to the challenges of climate change.

Assessments

1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x1500wd developing a country case-study (25%), 1x3000wd major research essay (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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