Economic Planning and Project Evaluation
Students are introduced to the need for, and the potential of sustainable economic planning and project appraisal, with reference to centrally planned, market and low income countries. Development planning is analysed within the constraints of environment sustainability. Land management issues are examined with lessons drawn from wealthier countries for their lower income counterparts. This includes analysis of urban, regional and rural markets. The introduction of a powerful decision-making tool: the technique of project and policy analysis becomes a core feature. Various facets and tools of economic planning and project appraisal are examined, including investment criteria, and economic analysis of projects. How markets work and where they fail, in particular in relationship to land use, the environment and natural resource management is analysed. Thus, allowing discussion of sustainable planning, project feasibility and cost benefit analysis.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Business School|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||A background in Economics/Business and/or other Social Sciences (e.g. geography, environmental studies).|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for ECON6440|