ECON340-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Development Economics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Economics 340 will examine some of the major economic issues faced by individuals and governments in poorer countries, and introduce students to the field of development economics. The course will study the concepts and measurement of development, poverty and growth, and how economists use theory, empirical analysis and experiments to address issues in these areas. Topics surveyed will include poverty and inequality, population growth, urbanization and migration, agriculture and rural development, investments in education and health and the role of women, governance and institutions, credit and insurance, foreign investment and aid, and international trade policy. In the process, students will be exposed to the ongoing debates in development economics.


Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator

Jeremy Clark


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments 10% Two assignments, one due in Week Three, one in Week Four, each worth 5%
Final exam 50%
Group oral presentation 10% Held in weeks eleven and twelve -- prepare from week seven.
Mid semester test 25% In Week Six
Tutorial assessed discussions 5% Held in weeks 2,7,8,9 and 10.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $3,975.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All ECON340 Occurrences

  • ECON340-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022