6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
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.
The learning objectives of this unit are to:
- understand the role and nature of institutions in a market economy;
- appreciate the varying pressures that may lead to change in institutions and institutional structures;
- apply theoretical models of institutions and institutional change to the Australian economy;
- understand the nature and role of key institutions in selected sectors of the Australian economy;
- develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing an essay and presenting a tutorial paper.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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