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Regional economic development and policy (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The study of processes shaping the economic growth and development of regions, especially policy issues from Australian and international perspectives. Factors determining the structure of a regional economy; reasons for regional disparities in growth and development; factors explaining regional employment and wage differentials; aims and instruments of regional policy; limitations of governments' involvement in regional development; how a specific feature of regional development affects business strategies; international experience in regional development and policies.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 40% + Case study (4000 words): 60%

Prerequisites: ECG9102, ECG9120

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