Development Economics (ECON412) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Development Economics ECON412 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür Bor
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to introduce students to issues and problems related to economic development. The aim is to better understand why some countries are poor and how their level of economic development can be improved. The emphasis will be on microeconomic issues. The topics we will discuss include economic growth, income inequality, health, education, gender and corruption.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the main theories and concepts in development economics
  • To relate economic theories relevant for issues in economic development
  • To learn empirical work in development economics
Course Content Ders kalkınma iktisadını hem teorik hem ampirik açıdan ele almaktadır.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic facts about economic development Todara & Smith pp. 2-40
2 Economic growth, development and inequality Todara & Smith pp. 118-164
3 Economic growth, development and inequality Todara & Smith pp. 118-164
4 Economics of health Todara & Smith pp. 382-425
5 Economics of education Todara & Smith pp. 382-425
6 Gender and family Todara & Smith pp. 284-315
7 Aid and development Todara & Smith pp. 731-767
8 Mİdterm
9 Corruption Todara & Smith pp. 576-578
10 Microcredit Todara & Smith pp. 793-799
11 Credit, savings and insurance Class notes
12 Land, agriculture, incentives Todara & Smith pp. 437-489
13 Urbanization Todara & Smith pp. 330-375
14 Environment and development Todara & Smith pp. 490-532
15 General Rewiev
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Todaro, M., S. Smith, Economic Development, 12/e
Other Sources 2. “Why Nations Fail: The origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty” by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility
11 Developing the skills of communication.
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 7 112
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 160