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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: Economics (Development Economics) ' May 2014

Course: 601
(Development Economics)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

1. Answer the following/Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Mention two factors affecting economic growth.
  2. Who propounded the ‘Theory of circular causation’?
  3. Concept of disguised unemployment is applicable to
  1. Service sector.
  2. Energy sector.
  3. Manufacturing sector.
  4. Agriculture sector.
  1. “A country is poor because it is poor.” The statement was given by
  1. J. B. Say.
  2. R. Nurkse.
  3. Rostow.
  4. Malthus.
  1. According to Rostow, the growth process passes through.
  1. 3 stages.
  2. 7 stages.
  3. 5 stages.
  4. None of the above.
  1. ‘Human Development Index’ is a composite index of which three indicators?
  1. Life expectancy, adult literacy rate and real GDP per capita.
  2. Life expectancy, percentage of literacy and per capital income.
  3. Life expectancy, literacy rate and national income.
  4. All of the above.
  1. Define the concept of balanced growth.
  2. Which of the following is not a necessary characteristic of an underdeveloped country?
  1. Low per capita income.
  2. Low rate of saving.
  3. High density of population.
  4. Chronic unemployment.
2. Write short notes on any four (within 150 words each) : 4x4=16
  1. Differences between balanced and unbalanced growth.
  2. Role of planning in economic development.
  3. Environmental degradation and economic development.
  4. Interrelationship between primary and secondary sector.
  5. Human Development Index.
  6. Brain drain.
3. Answer the following questions (within 500 words each) :
  1. Explain the basic characteristics of a developing country with suitable examples from Indian economy.  12
  1. Define economic development. Analyze the obstacles to economic development 2+10=12
4. (a) Explain the classical model of economic development. 11
(b) Describe the stages of economic growth as put forward by Rostow.
5. (a) What are the main causes of rural unemployment in developing countries? Suggest some measures to solve the problem. 6+5=11
(b) Write short notes on the following:
  1. Population growth and quality of life. 6
  2. Health and productivity. 5
6. (a) Explain the role of agriculture in economic development of a country. 11
(b) What is tertiary sector? Discuss the contribution of tertiary sector in economic development of a country.  2+9=11
7. (a) Explain the role of State in economic development of developing countries with special reference to –
  1. Capital formation;
  2. Removal of poverty and income inequality;
  3. Reduction of regional disparities.
(b) Evaluate the role of planning in market economy. 11


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