Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2022-23

 

The study of Development Economics is simply put the study of Economics in developing countries. As such, development encompasses various sub-fields in both macro and microeconomics including Growth, Education, Health, Population, Labor, Migration, Inequality, and Political Economy. Its main aim is to answer the fundamental question of why some countries are poor and others are rich.

The course starts by looking into some stylized facts of growth, inequality and poverty. We will document the staggering difference between and within countries. We will then delve into questions about nutrition, health, education and movements of people. Lastly, we will touch on the recent advances in the field of culture and historical development, and discuss the development aid policies.

 

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees) for academic year 2022-23

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacitat per a la recerca i anàlisi d'informació.
  • CG8 : Analitzar els problemes amb raonament crític, sense prejudicis, amb precisió i rigor.
  • CG9 : Capacitat de síntesi.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA2 : Usar habitualment les eines informàtiques així com la tecnologia de la informació i les comunicacions en tot el seu exercici professional.
  • CGUA3 : Capacitat de comunicació oral i escrita.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Tenir la capacitat per a aplicar el coneixement i les aptituds adquirides en la solució de problemes econòmics teòrics i aplicats.
  • CE11 : Habilitats analítiques per al desenvolupament de marcs teòrics que simplifiquen l'estudi de l'economia real i capacitat per a establir els nivells d'abstracció adients per a l'estudi de les diverses qüestions econòmiques.
  • CE3 : Aportar racionalitat a l'anàlisi i a la descripció de qualsevol aspecte de la realitat econòmica.
  • CE5 : Emetre informes d'assessorament sobre situacions concretes de l'economia (internacional, nacional o regional) o de sectors econòmics.
  • CE6 : Redactar projectes de gestió econòmica a escala internacional, nacional o regional.
  • CE8 : Identificar les fonts d'informació econòmica rellevant i el seu contingut.
  • CE9 : Entendre les institucions econòmiques com a resultat i aplicació de representacions teòriques o formals sobre com funciona l'economia.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

To increase understanding of the wide divergence observed between countries in terms of income levels and of the evolution of world income distribution.

- To understand the main determinants of economic growth process and of the process of economic and social development.

- To use economic analysis to explain the factors which can engender poverty traps or coordination problems.

- To understand the interconnections between inequality and development: be able to explain the reasons for and against the Kuznets Hypothesis on growth and inequality.

- To understand the types of policy measures that can be adopted to promote development using simple models of structural change and their possible conflict with redistribution policies.

 

 

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

To answer the fundamental question of why some countries are poor and others are rich.
To think critically about the fundamental topics encompassed in Development Economics.

 

 

General

Code: 35038
Lecturer responsible:
MURARD, ELIE CESARE ROCH
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,50
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
    Area: FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
    Theoretical credits: 1,5
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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