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SØK2007 - Development Economics

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letter grades
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours G

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the causes of economic underdevelopment and the conditions for economic development. The main features of economic underdevelopment are illustrated with empirical material. The course provides an overview of various theories of economic growth, and further considers topics like income distribution, measurement of poverty, interaction between traditional and modern sector, international trade and development aid.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

You learn -

  • how to measure standards of living, extent of poverty and degree of inequality
  • different theories of growth and development, including models emphasizing the role of human capital, international trade and rural-urban migration
  • about factors affecting productivity in agriculture and industry
  • about the role of foreign aid in economic development

Skills

You should be able to

  • compare and evaluate different measures of living standards, poverty and inequality
  • apply analytical and graphical models to analyze development issues and assess how economic policies can affect economic development
  • use empirical evidence on the motivation behind aid allocation and the growth effects of aid to evaluate the role of foreign aid in economic development

General competence

You should be able to

  • follow economic reasoning related to the course in the public debate and professional reports

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures every week and 2 hours of practical assignment every other week. The course has compulsory activity. Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term. The term papers can be written as a joint project.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper(s)/exercise(s)

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK1102 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100

Release
2022-12-22

Submission
2022-12-22


09:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 G INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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