Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing (ECOP6018)


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 unit, 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 include critical interrogation of theories of development and the relationships between growth and gender, food, trade and climate change.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


500wd equivalent problem sets (10%) and 1250wd essay (20%) and 1250wd country case-study (20%) and 3000wd research essay (50%)

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