Development Economics (ECOS3002)


This unit examines the role of the state, rationale for planning and market mechanisms in developing economies, and also the sociocultural preconditions and economic requirements for a market economy. It focuses on a wide range of developmental problems and issues from both microeconomic and macroeconomic points of view. It closely studies the integration process of the traditional segment of a developing society into its modern counterpart in countries selected from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific regions.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/fortnight


2x in-class tests (30%) and 2.5hr Final exam (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.