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The international economy since 1945 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Geoff Spenceley

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The struggle during and after World War II to recreate a multilateral system of international trade and payments (IMF, World Bank, GATT). The nature of the 'long boom' (1945 to early 1970s) and the breakdown of the 'Bretton Woods system' in the early 1970s. Themes include the globalisation of production; the relative decline of the US and the rise of Japan; and the growth of regional trade blocs.

Assessment: Written (2500 words): 40% + Tutorial assessment: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: ECC1000 and one of ECC1100 or ECC2100 or equivalent

Prohibitions: ECC3574

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