Advanced Development Economics
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. The course provides you with key theoretical concepts and economic models which will help you to understand the behaviour of economic agents as well as empirical strategies to evalute development interventions. Since economic development and sustainability are closely connected, key concepts, debates and strategies related to sustainable development will be covered in the course.
MSc Programme in Agricultural Economics
MSc Programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
MSc Programme in Forest and Nature Management
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
(i) Traditional lecturing, (ii) empirical exercises and (iii) project work.
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Courses in mathematics, microeconomics, econometrics,
international economics and development economics at bachelor
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignmentOral examination, 20 min
- Type of assessment details
- (i) Individual course paper/essay written during the course
(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 both examinations individually to pass the overall exam.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment
Top grades are given to students fulfilling requirements listed in the description of course goals.
Single subject courses (day)
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 2
- No limits
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Natural Resources, Environment and Animal Science
- Department of Food and Resource Economics
- Faculty of Science
- Goytom Abraha Kahsay (6-69717b76716f426b687471306d7730666d)
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