Economic Development

Course code ECON3002
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


The focus of the course is on the economics of development. It covers classic theories and issues of economic development in industrialised emerging and developing countries.

Case studies are used in the course to foster student's ability to analyse the process of development and understand the challenges of formulating policy.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss competing theories of economic development;

2. Demonstrate a deep analytical understanding of contemporary economic development issues;

3. Access and analyse economic growth and development data which are pertinent to contemporary economic development debates internationally;

4. Engage in critical thinking through the comparative assessment of competing economic development models and policy frameworks;

5. Engage in team processes to analyse and communicate data outcomes.


Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

  1. Pattern of economic growth and development
  2. Theory of economic growth
  3. Population, immigration and colonisation
  4. Inequity and poverty
  5. Agriculture, environment and sustainability
  6. Macro economic policies for development

Assumed Knowledge

ECON1001 ECON1002

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial activities

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

In Term Test: Class Test

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks