Economics of Developing Countries

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of Developing Countries

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the socio-cultural, political, historical as well as economic values, the metrics and other factors that affect the process of economic growth and development. The objective is for students to be able to explain and analyse the complexities of economic development in a global environment, with a particular focus on developing countries. Why have some countries experienced rapid economic growth while others a lack of growth? Why do some people benefit from economic growth and others do not? Is growth sustainable, or is it the result of depleting natural resources and destroying the natural environment? In completing this subject it is expected students will build on their analytical and problem solving abilities in applying economic principles in a global context, to understand the difficulties facing developing economies. Students will also recognise the diversity of perspectives and values in a world of complex interdependence.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.