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ECC3570 - The international economy since 1945

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Not offered in 2007


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.


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

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week


ECC1000 and one of ECC1100 or ECC2100 or equivalent