Course code ECN150

ECN150 Introduction to Development Economics

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Mette Wik
Teachers: Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen, Stein Terje Holden, Ragnar Arnljot Øygard
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Last time: 2015H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Who are the poor? What is growth and development? Why are some countries poor and some rich? Classical and recent theories on growth and development. Poverty and dissimilarities. Population growth. Urbanisation and migration from the countryside. Education and health. Agriculture and developments in the countryside. Environment and development. Globalisation, poverty and environment.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, the students should have an overview of: 1) Typical distinctive characteristics of developing countries. 2) Important theories and models for economic development and reduced poverty. 3) Relevant development problems and possible means for solving these.
Learning activities:
Lectures, group work and exercises, as well as independent assignments.
Teaching support:
The lecturer can be contacted during regular office hours.
Uncertain, but probably Todaro, M. P. and S. C. Smith. Economic Development. Addison Wesley.
ECN110 or ECN101 or EDS140.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
One or more assignments which have to be approved in order to take the final exam.
3.5 hour written examination.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: ca 13 hours. Supervised exercises: ca 13 hours. Exercises/semester assignment: 60 hours, read literature: 65 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 2-4 hours per week.
An external examiner will control the curriculum, the exam and the answer keys. External assessment conducted by professionals from other institutions will help ensure the quality of the academic level.
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