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The objective of the course is to give students a solid foundation in the basic concepts of various topics covered under advanced development studies, as well as a first impression and understanding of the topics studied and the methodologies used at the frontier of development studies research today. Throughout the course, students will learn how to read research papers, how to judge the quality of a research paper, evaluate the data and methodology used, and how to read and interpret regression outputs and empirical results.Indicative Module Content:
The key topics covered in the module include:
The role of institutions, geography, natural resources and political regimes on economic development and socioeconomic outcomes
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is designed specially for students who are either interested in or intend to specialize in the fields of Development Studies, Political Economy, Development Economics and Politics of Development. Note that most of the research papers to be discussed in this course have empirical focus. Thus, the course requires solid understanding of how to read and interpret statistics, specially regression models, instrumental variable strategy and conditional plots. Therefore, this module is recommended for those students who are interested in the afore-mentioned fields.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: There will be an MCQ test covering 20% of the overall weighting towards the end of the trimester.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: There will be a one-hour mid-term class test covering 25% of the overall weighting.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: There will be a one-hour class test covering 25% of the overall weighting towards the end of the trimester.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Term Paper (Take home exam)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
1. Detailed written feedback is provided to each student on their term paper assignment within 20 working days of the deadline for the assignment in according with university policy. 2. Written feedback is provided to each student on the two class-room tests within 20 working days of the deadline for the tests.