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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (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:

  1. be familiar with the distinctive environmental, technical and social characteristics of developing countries
  2. understand the processes of structural change and social change which occur during development
  3. recognise the importance of institutions, technological change, and international trade, aid, and investment for the development process
  4. 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