Issues in Developing Economies

10 Units

Many developing countries continue to be blighted by poverty, land degradation and other serious problems. How should the international community respond or can governments in developing economies address their own problems? These issues have become increasingly important in a global environment characterised by increasing interconnectedness of people and places. The widespread global changes have made the understanding of these issues more challenging but even more critical. This interdisciplinary course critically examines the major problems facing developing countries.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of the issues facing developing countries in a global environment.
  2. Explore the alternative concepts and theories of growth and development.
  3. Advance understanding of strategies for overcoming poverty, inequality and underdevelopment in developing countries.
  4. Determine the role and limitations of governments in developing countries and international community in promoting growth and development.
  1. An Overview of Economic Development
  2. Theories of Growth, Development and Underdevelopment
  3. Poverty, Inequality, Discrimination and Development
  4. Population Growth and Economic Development
  5. Urbanisation and Rural Migration
  6. Human Capital, Education and Health in Economic Development
  7. Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development
  8. The Environment and Development
  9. International Trade and Policy
  10. Policy Options for Developing Countries and International Community
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Article & Case Study Reviews
  • Project: Group Project ¿ Assessing the Impact of Globalisation & GFC on a Selected Developing Country
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for ECON6430
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