IDM063-Macroeconomics for Developing Countries

Module Provider: School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: Good understanding of basic macroeconomics
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Neha Hui

Email: n.hui@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
The module equips students with a critical understanding of the main issues surrounding macroeconomic policy making in developing countries. It covers economic growth and stabilisation as well as the role of institutions and industrial policy, all with a focus on structural change and poverty alleviation.

Aims:
To impart an understanding of macroeconomic issues in developing countries, and the ability to use the theoretical tools provided to critically assess different areas of policy making.

Assessable learning outcomes:
A good understanding of macroeconomic issues in developing countries, particularly the theoretical tools to critically assess different areas of macroeconomic policy. Also, students will acquire knowledge of examples from specific developing countries which allow them to exercise their analytical skills.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

- Introduction to growth and development

- Theories of growth

- Institutions of development

- Stages of growth


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The topics of the syllabus are presented and discussed in 5 lectures of 2 hours each, complemented with 5 tutorials in which students explore the material in more depth.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Tutorials 5
Guided independent study: 85
       
Total hours by term 24
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 50
Class test administered by School 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One essay (worth 50%) and one written test (worth 50%).

 


Formative assessment methods:

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

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A weighted average coursework mark of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:

By the submission of a written essay on a new topic by the last Friday in August of the same academic year.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 19 September 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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