IDM070-Microeconomics 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
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Subham Kailthya

Email: k.subham@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

IDM070: Microeconomics for Developing Countries


Aims:
This module focuses on microeconomic issues of development. It will provide a theoretical and empirical foundation to the microeconomics of developing countries.

Assessable learning outcomes:
On completion of the module students should:
- have developed an understanding of sources of market failures in developing countries, particularly in rural markets;
- be able to explain theoretical models of market failures in developing countries;
- be able to discuss empirical evidence regarding sources of market failures in developing countries.

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop general analytical skills and will also 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:

1. Theories of factors markets in developing countries

2. Agricultural microeconomics  


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Detailed guidance on the main topics of the syllabus and key references are provided in 5 x 2 hour sessions of lectures. Students are required to do a significant amount of reading in preparation for lectures


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Guided independent study: 90
       
Total hours by term 20
       
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 an essay on a new topic by the last Friday in August of the same academic year.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 10 April 2019

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

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