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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Pushkar Maitra


Characteristics and experience of developing countries; theories of economic growth and development; domestic and external sources of financial and human resources for development; the roles of international trade, investment, technology manufacturing and government in the development process.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • be familiar with the distinctive environmental, technical and social characteristics of developing countries
  • understand the processes of structural change and social change which occur during development
  • recognise the importance of institutions, technological change, and international trade, aid, and investment for the development process
  • have skills necessary for the critical appraisal of theories of economic development.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Pushkar Maitra

Contact hours

3 hours per week