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ECC5690 - Theories in international and development economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Pushkar Maitra


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Evaluation of the neoclassical trade model and its extensions; foreign direct investment, capital flows and technology transfer; alternative explanations of comparative advantage including increasing returns and imperfect competition; geography and trade; new growth models; micro- and macroeconomic reform, structural change and factor mobility; institutions, transaction costs and rent seeking; theories of the state; the political economy of liberalisation and stabilisation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Written (5000-word research paper): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECC4690 or ECC4670