Pacific Island Economic Development

Summary

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

This micro-credential sets out models and examines the experience of the Pacific island economies. It links both models and experience to economic theory. It asks which models do a better job of explaining economic performance in the Pacific, and which provide a better guide to the future. It is designed to be useful both for those with an economics background, and for those without. It should be of interest to those who work or will work on the Pacific, but also for those with an interest in development economics, and its application to this region of the world.
Topics
Economic development – overview
Unique features of the Pacific – and variation within the Pacific
Models of the Pacific: geography v institutions
Pacific economic trajectories
Aid and the Pacific
Economic reform and the Pacific
Governance and the Pacific
Tourism and the Pacific
Fisheries and the Pacific
Labour mobility and the Pacific
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Apply theories of economic development to the Pacific
Be aware of key economic debates in relation to the Pacific
Understand major Pacific economic trends and profiles
Be familiar with key topics of central importance to the Pacific
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