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ECC2840 - Australian economic institutions and policy

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Michael White


Not offered in 2007


The role of economic institutions and the process of institutional change, including the role of interest groups in promoting such change. An overview of Australian economic development sketches the changing environment within which such institutions operate. Key institutions, and changes in institutional structures over time, in selected sectors of the Australian economy, including the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, the labour market and the financial sector, as well as the institutions central to competition and trade policy.


Individual tutorial paper (20-30 minutes): 15%
Essay (3000 words): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week


ECC1000 and one of ECC1100 or ECC2100 , or equivalent