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ECW3146 - Regional development and policy

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor Lionel Frost


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


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 of regional development affects business strategies; international experience in regional development and policies.


Essay(s) (4000 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECW1102 and ECW2120 or ECW2731 or equivalent