ECM147-Economic Development in Emerging Markets

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Aynur Alptekin

Email: a.alptekin@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The module examines the economies of a range of emerging markets.

Aims:
Students will become familiar with the economies of a range of emerging markets. They will understand the history of these economies, as well as their institutional context. Students will also understand the differences in economic frameworks underlying these economies.

Assessable learning outcomes:
On completion of the module students should be able to:
-give an account of the economic analysis of a range of economic systems and the process of contemporary reforms in transition.
-provide an account of a contemporary comparative approach to the process of transformation.
-demonstrate the application of the economic analysis through practical examples and specially selected statistical data comparisons which will help to bridge the gap between theory and policy practice.

Additional outcomes:
Students will master the ability to work independently under pressure of restricted time frames and make their own decisions on the organisation of their work. They will also develop generic skills for future employment and career development.

Outline content:
The module examines changes in emerging economies concentrating in particular on the BRIC countries. It considers the factors that have led to the growth of these economies and the implications this may have for the world.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Detailed guidance on the main topics of the syllabus and key references are provided in 9 x 2 hour sessions of lectures questions and discussions. Students are required to do a significant amount of reading of journal articles, FT, chapters of books, statistical sources and websites of national and international organisations.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 21
Guided independent study 159 20
       
Total hours by term 180.00 20.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 70
Written assignment including essay 20
Class test administered by School 10

Other information on summative assessment:
Coursework has a 30% weight in the overall assessment of the module. It comprises a one-hour in-class test (10%) and either one 2000 word essay or two shorter written pieces (20%).


Formative assessment methods:
Case study: discussion and presentation of the main ideas of the research paper given by the lecturer.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
One 2-hour unseen written paper, intended to be comprehensive of everything covered in the module.
Postgraduate examinations are held in the Summer term.

Requirements for a pass:
A minimum weighted average mark of coursework and examination of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Re-examination for all modules takes place in August/September of the same year.
Re-assessment is by examination only; coursework is not included at the second attempt.

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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