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Economic Development - ECON857

This unit is designed to give students a critical understanding of the inherent problems facing developing countries. The focus is on the research that provides insights into the constraints and decisions of the poor and the implications for practical and achievable policy interventions that improves the lives of the poor. The range of topics covered includes the poverty trap, nutrition, health, how families make decisions on issues such as fertility and gender; how the poor make decisions about education; and the general failure of the market and institutions including credit, savings and insurance markets in providing services to the poor and fostering economic development.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Mr Craig MacMillan

ECON632 or ECON633 or ECON649 or (admission to MAppAnth or MDevCult or MGlobalHlthDevStud or MDevStudGlobalHlth or MDevStud or MPH) Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):



Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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