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ECON3019 - Issues in Economic Development
To provide students with an in depth understanding of some of the issues which are key to the understanding of public policy in developing countries, with a particular attention to health related policies. To this end, the course is structure in four large blocks: (1) Evaluation of Public Policies, (2) Public Sector Workers, (3) State capacity and Taxation, and (4) Health Policies.
By the end of the course, students should:
- have gained major insights on the role of public policy in promoting development;
- be familiar with the methods used to evaluate public policy interventions in developing countries, and critically assess the robustness of the methodologies and findings;
- understand the economic issues regarding policy implementation in a developing country;
- be familiar with the economics of improving health in developing countries.
Marcos Vera Hernandez
20 hours of lectures and 4 compulsory tutorial classes.
Coursework consists of 4 problem sets, one for each class, which
include some exercises and/or short written assignments. Students are required to submit coursework for 3 out of 4 classes. There will be an unseen 2-hour written examination in Term 3.
Final year Economics (L100 & L101) students; available to Econ/Geog (LL17) and Phil/Econ (VL51) students but please note the recommended pre-requisites below.
ECON2001: Microeconomics, ECON2004: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy (or equivalents),and ECON2007: Quantitative Economics and Econometrics (can be taken concurrently).
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