Economic Development

Economic Development

  • Study programme and level:The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle)
  • 2nd year
  • 5 ECTS
  • Course type: Core course
  • Lectures:20
  • Seminar: 20
  • Other forms of study: 20
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: dr. Nada Karaman Aksentijević, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

  • mastering theoretical notions for economic analysis and evaluation of developmental tendencies, their assumptions, causes and effects
  • mastering notions and implementation of methods and scientific instruments used in measuring development

2. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Relation between growth and development
  • Development theories
  • Analysis and measuring the degree of development
  • State role in economic development (institutions and decision- making in terms of the development process)
  • Population, human resources and economic development
  • Distribution of income, poverty and social cohesion
  • Technological development and structural changes
  • The Environment and development
  • Financing development

3.  Readings

  • Thirlwall, A. P.: Growth and Development - with special reference to developing economies, Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2003
  • Todaro, M.P., Smith, S.C. : Economic Development, Tenth Edition, Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, 2009
  • Todaro, M.P., Smith, S.C.: Ekonomski razvoj, deveto izdanje 2006., prijevod TKD Šahinpašić, Sarajevo, 2006
  • Ray, Debray: Development Economics, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1998
  • Meier, G.M. I Rauch, J.E., Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press,  Oxford, 2005

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students will acquire capacity for critical thinking and making scientifically based diagnoses concerning developmental flows
Students will    acquire notions necessary for creating sustainable development policies

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures in interactive relations with students.
  • Seminars that cover individuall topics with active involvement of all students.
  • Case analyses: theory and practice.

6. Assessment

Preparation of research paper (critical approach) on agreed topic, and oral presentation of paper - 100%