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EC3303   Economic Growth

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Wed.

Growth is one of the core issues in Economics which has intrigued economists for more than a century. In spite of their effort, many questions remain unanswered, making this one of the most interesting and challenging field in Economics. A recurring theme of this course will be the question Why are some countries so rich, while others are so poor? The main objective of this course will be to apply economic theory to better understand and interpret empirical observations with respect to economic development and growth. In this course, we will study the main facts characterizing economic development and growth over time and across countries and the ability of theoretical models to account for these facts.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the economics honours adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr A W Trew
Module teaching staff: Dr R Stefanski