This unit is about the political economy of development. Students are introduced to contemporary debates about the meaning and measurement of poverty and development in emerging economies such as India and China. Students will learn to evaluate the socio-economic dynamics of poverty and current approaches to development policy, including new models of development finance and aid, the use of social policy as a development tool and the critical role that gender, climate change and technology play in the development experience.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x800wd data analysis (20%), 1x1500wd research essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (700wd equivalent) (15%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Political EconomyProhibitions