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EC4432   Development and Finance

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module will provide you with understanding of specific aspects of development finance, recognising that finance-related issues are increasingly important in economic development. The module is designed to introduce you to advances in both the theoretical and the empirical understanding of financial issues mainly in developing countries. This will include an examination of the starting point as well as the path to financial integration with the international economy, and will address a selection of the major issues surrounding developing markets. In the context of economic development and emerging markets, we will mainly study topics of financial repression and liberalisation; financial development; fragility and crises; microfinance; financial aid and economic development; and religion and finance.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures (x11 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) and 2 optional office hours dedicated to the module (x 12 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 27

Guided independent study hours: 166

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework (including class test 20%) = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 80%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 2-hour written examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr V Saxena
Module teaching staff: Dr V Saxena