2018 Winter School Subject List

Development in Emerging Economies (ECOP2619) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Economy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Matthew Withers - Matt.withers@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Elizabeth Hill - elizabeth.hill@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 17 Jan 2018 
End Date: 21 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    ECOP1001 and ECOP1003


This unit is about the political economy of development. Students are introduced to contemporary debates about the meaning and measurement of poverty and development in emerging economies such as India and China.

Students will learn to evaluate the socio-economic dynamics of poverty and current approaches to development policy, including new models of development finance and aid, the use of social policy as a development tool and the critical role that gender, climate change and technology play in the development experience.


1200wd essay (20%) & 1500wd essay (30%) & 1500 take-home exam (30%) & 300wd equivalent presentation (10%) & tutorial participation (10%)


Start Date: 17 Jan 2018     End Date: 21 Feb 2018


All Lectures are 10:00 - 13:00

Mon 22nd & 29th Jan, 5th, 12th & 19th Feb

Wed 17th & 24th Jan, 7th, 14th & 21st Feb

Fri 19th Jan, 9th & 16th Feb

Study Break: 30th Jan - 4th Feb


Lecture Room 4 (Room 275), Merewether Building