Credits: 6

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 25.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

N.N. Course organised jointly by HECER and UNU-WIDER

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I Autumn (2018-2019), Töölö campus

I Autumn (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces students to the main concepts in development and development economics, whilst also taking a closer look at some specific issues such as:
•    Poverty and inequality, how they are measured and how they affect economic development;
•    The key messages from growth models and their implications for developing countries;
•    More specific issues such as gender and development, fiscal policy in developing countries, agriculture etc.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will include topics such as
Introduction to Development and Development Economics,
Growth Theory,
Poverty and Inequality (Measurement),
Democracy and Development,
Rural Economy and Agriculture,
Fiscal Policy,
Labor Markets etc.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

•    Lectures 24h
•    Written exam of 4 hours + 2 retake exams
•    Exam style questions, and suggestions how to answer, will appear on the course webpage before the actual exam
•    The exam can also include more applied questions
•    Exam is 100% of the grading

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Lectures 24h
  • Independent study 132h
  • Exam 4h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A reading list with selected book chapters and articles will be provided around one week before the start of the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course and exam via WebOodi


Registration and further information