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ECOP1001 - Economics as a Social Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,090
International Fee: $3,420
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Political Economy
Offered session(s): 1, 43
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Frank Stilwell

Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Assessment: 2x1000wd essays (30%), 1x400wd tutorial paper (5%), 1x1.5hr exam (50%) and tutorial participation (15%)

Textbooks: F. Stilwell, Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas (Oxford U.P.)
Economic concerns are central to modern society and politics. Yet economists are deeply divided in their views about how the economy works and how it could be made to work better. This unit of study explores the principal competing currents of economic thought - classical, neo-classical, institutional, Marxian and Keynesian. It looks at how these rival economic theories influence views about economic policy and the future of capitalism. This provides a solid foundation for subsequent study of economics and political economy.
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