This page is for the Economic Development course at UPNG, Semester 2, 2015.
Course Outline - Economic Development, Semester 2, 2015
You may be interested in my recent blog post at the Development Policy Centre about teaching economics at UPNG: http://devpolicy.org/economics-at-the-university-of-papua-new-guinea-2015-20150703/
Economic Development - Lecture 1 - Introduction to Development Economics
Reading Wk 1 - Mahbub ul Haq - The Human Development Paradigm; Giorgio Secondi (Ed), The Development Economics Reader
Reading Wk 1 - Sachs, Mellinger & Gallup - The Geography of Poverty and Wealth; Chari & Corbridge (Eds), The Development Reader
Economic Development - Lecture 2 - Features of Developing Countries
Economic Development - Lecture 3 - Growth Theories I
Economic Development - Lecture 4 - Growth Theories II
A link to the chapter on Classical Growth Theories from an earlier edition of our textbook (covers from Linear stages to Neoclassical growth model)
Economic Development - Lecture 5 - Growth Theories III
A link to the chapter on Contemporary Growth Theories from an earlier edition of our textbook
Economic Development - Lecture 6 - Income Inequality and Growth
Reading - Amartya Sen , Poverty as Capability Deprivation, from 'Development as Freedom'
Economic Development - Lecture 7 - Population
Economic Development - Lecture 8 - Agriculture
Economic Development - Lecture 9 - Education
We had the lecture based on Paul Flanagan's slides - apologies, but not for distribution at this time!
Economic Development - Lecture 10 - Migrant Workers and Economic Growth in China (courtesy of Prof. Andrew Watson)
Economic Development - Lecture 11 - Health
Economic Development - Lecture 12 - Environment
Optional Reading: Bryant Allen, Food Risks in PNG - Lessons from 1997, DevPolicy Blog, Australian National University, 26 August 2015
For the lecture slides on Migrant Workers and Economic Growth in China, see Week 6 above.
Economic Development - Lecture 13 - Economic Governance
Reading - Institute of Development Studies [Poverty Insights], Cash Transfers; To Condition or not to Condition
Economic Development - Lecture 14 - Gender, Child Poverty, Income Support (courtesy of Dr. Judith Streak)
Reading - Anne Krueger, Why Trade Liberalization is Good for Growth, The Economic Journal - Copy
Economic Development - Lecture 15 - International Trade
PNG Overview September 2015 presentation; The paper that the presentation refers to is currently the first link under the tab 'Publications'.
Economic Development - Lecture 16 - Balance of Payments and Macroeconomic Stability
Economic Development - Lecture 17 - Foreign Investment
Economic Development - Lecture 18 - Financial Systems and Microfinance
Economic Development - Lecture 19 - International Aid
Reading - Jeffrey Sachs, Common Wealth (Chapter 14; The Power of One)
Economic Development - Lecture 20 - Fiscal Policy
Assignment II links:
An example of an Asian Development Bank Poverty Reduction Strategy:
...but please don't just copy their conclusions!! Use your own brains, you'll do much better!
Here's a summary from the World bank on what Poverty Reduction Strategies actually are (try to just ignore the jargon):
And another summary of what a Poverty Reduction Strategy is, from Wikipedia (yes, I know!):
And since I'm sending you to Wikipedia (why oh why!!), here's an article on what an executive summary is: