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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Advanced Development Economics

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 2
Programme level Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Goytom Abraha Kahsay (6-6e76807b767447706d797635727c356b72)
  • Department of Food and Resource Economics
Course number: NIFK16005U

Course content

This course will cover the microeconomics of development and will focus on approaches to understanding the behavior of households and firms, and the functioning of markets and institutions in developing countries. As development is a field with a strong empirical tradition most of the course will be centered on discussing and evaluating the empirical strategies used in the literature.

Learning outcome

The main goal is to equip students with the tools which would enable them to deeply understand, analyze and follow the implications of various development related policies and controversies and to undertake sound micro economic analysis of development questions. After completing the course the student should be able to
Knowledge:
- Deeply comprehend the main concepts and issues relevant to microeconomic problems of less developed countries.
- Diagnose and undertake own evaluations of presented theoretical models and be able to present the models’ empirical prediction.
Skills:
- Apply theory-based analytical tools to discuss, understand and provide solutions to development related problems.
- Be able to present empirical results in a precise and consistent manor, as well as demonstrate a thorough understanding of the identification problems faced when carrying out empirical work.
Competence:
- Develop abilities to analyze problems related to development with the use of up-to-date economic and econometric tools.
- Develop abilities to discuss, criticize and deepen economic texts, and work individually to acquire the skills of presenting and defending ideas, as well as to formulate problems and address them appropriately in a written essay.

Recommended prerequisites

You should have solid economics competencies from your bachelor degree, including intermediate microeconomics, intermediate econometrics, international economics, and development economics. It is also strongly recommended to have passed the course Applied Econometrics or similar at the master level.

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Education

MSc Programme in Agricultural Development
MSc Programme in Agricultural Economics
MSc Programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
MSc Programme in Forest and Nature Management

 

Studyboard

Study Board of Natural Resources and Environment

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

(i) Traditional lecturing, (ii) empirical exercises and (iii) project work.

Capacity

No limits

Language

English

Literature

See Absalon for details

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 30
Practical exercises 20
Project work 75
Preparation 75
Guidance 5
Exam 1
English 206

Exam

Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination
Description of Examination:
(i) Individual course paper/essay (50% of the final grade).
(ii) Individual oral examination (20 minutes, no preparation) based on course curriculum (50% of the final grade).

Students must pass all part-examinations individually to pass the overall exam.

Aid

Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment


Top grades are given to students fulfilling requirements listed in the description of course goals.

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners

Re-exam

Description of Examination:
(i) Individual course paper/essay (50% of the final grade).
(ii) Individual oral examination (20 minutes, no preparation) based on course curriculum (50% of the final grade).

Students must pass all part-examinations individually to pass the overall exam.

If the student has passed one of the part-exams at the ordinary exam, the result can be carried over to the re-exam.

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