This counts for 80% of your module mark
Answer one question from the list below. Your assignment should be 2,500 words in length and ONE copy must be submitted to the SSIS Admin Team in Richmond Building by Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 3.00pm. Your essay should address relevant theoretical perspectives, illustrate points with reference to examples, and cite literature sources where appropriate to support your arguments. Please use your UB Number instead of your name on the front cover of your assignment and include your word count.
You should also submit an electronic copy of your assignment through Turnitin on Blackboard.
Failure to submit ONE copy of your work by this deadline will result in a mark of 0%
You are advised to plan your work carefully and back-up your work. Computing and printing problems will NOT be accepted as reasons for non-submission
Also note that any work you submit must be your own and any ideas or sentences taken from other sources must be fully acknowledged.
1. ‘The rapid economic growth of China and India in the last twenty years owes much to the size of their economies, so their experience cannot be replicated in smaller economies.’ Critically assess using a relevant theoretical framework.
2. ‘One possible explanation for the increase in the income gap between rich and poor countries is that countries climb onto the economic growth escalator at different points in time. As long as there are some countries that have yet to get on, the world income distribution widens’. Comment using a relevant theoretical framework and data on a country/region of your choice.
3. ‘What matters for growth is not so much the rate of investment but the efficiency with which it is used and the policy environment in which it takes place.’ Critically discuss using a relevant theoretical framework and a case of your choice.
4. ‘Poverty reduction in developing countries depends almost exclusively on high economic growth’. Critically examine using relevant data to illustrate the case you are making.