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Comparative Economic Systems (6 points)


Leader: Ian Ward and Geoff Spenceley

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

Synopsis: A study of economic systems; the differences between them, based on their property, organisational and motivational relations together with the prevailing ideology; how they make choices; how they can be evaluated; and why they change over time. The method of comparative systems will be applied to a number of societies including Australia, China under Mao and Deng, Japan, Malaysia, Russia (including why China achieved a successful reform and Russia is in severe crisis), the former Soviet Union, Poland, the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Sweden, the European community and a comparative study of Germany, Japan and Britain under Blair.

Assessment: Assignment (1000 words): 10% + Assignment (500 words): 10% + Group oral presentation: 20% + Test (500 words): 10% + Examination (2.5 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Two 1.5-hour classes per week

Prerequisites: ECC1000 or equivalent

Prohibitions: EUR3810, ECC2810, ECC3810

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