Course syllabus E15-0016-I - Development Economics (FEM - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Economics and Management
Course unit code: E15-0016-I
Course unit title: Development Economics
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Internacional Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Midterm written exam 30 points, final written exam 30 points, assignment project paper with presentation 30 points, coursework 10 points. The student can achieve the evaluation grade A if he receives at least 93 points, grade B if he receives at least 86 points, grade C if he receives at least 79 points, grade D if he receives at least 72 points and grade E if he receives at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student will be able to understand and explain be able to define and describe the determinants of economic development, economic growth models, implemented development policies,how institutions facilitate or complicate implemented development policies. The student should be able to analyse and assess the efficiency of implemented development policies, the effects of policy implementations in the process of development, as well as the institutional framework aimed at improving human capital, welfare and quality of life.
Course contents:
Introduction, The Models of Economic Growth: Harrod-Domar, Lewis, Solow model
The Models of Economic Growth: Neoclassical Growth Model, Population and Urbanization
Human Capital: Education and Health Care . Transformation of Agriculture, Environment and Economic Development, International Trade and Economic Development, Foreign Aid and Institutions
Development Policies in Developing Countries, Transformation Process of Central and Eastern European Economies, Global Economic Crisis and Challenges to Economic Development.
Recommended or required reading:
Douglas Southgate, Douglas H. Graham and Lther Tweeten (2007) The World Food Economy, UK, Blackwell Publishing
Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith (2009) Economic Development, London, Pearson Education (10th edition).

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 96

55,2 %
40,6 %
4,2 %
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Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Emmanuel Bangmarigu, PhD. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Artan Qineti, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Last modification:
22. 10. 2018
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Artan Qineti, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2018.

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