2017 Summer School Subject List
Economics as a Social Science (ECOP1001) - Applications Closed
|Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences |
Department: Political Economy
Credit Points: 6
|Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 |
End Date: 03 Feb 2017
Status: Applications Closed
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016
Census date: 18 Jan 2017
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No
Economic concerns are central to modern society and politics. Yet economists are deeply divided in their views about how the economy works and how it could be made to work better. This unit of study explores the principal competing currents of economic thought - classical, neo-classical, institutional, Marxian and Keynesian. It looks at how these rival economic theories shape views about economic policy and the nature of capitalism. This unit provides a solid foundation for subsequent study in political economy.
Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 End Date: 03 Feb 2017
Lectures: Mon, Wed & Fri: 14:00 - 17:00 hrs
Final Exam: Fri 10 Feb, 14:00 hrs Start (90mins & 10mins reading time)
Abercrombie Business School Collaborative Learning Studio 3300
Stilwell, F. (2012), Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas, 3rd edition, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F. (eds.) (2011), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, 3rd edition, Prahran: Tilde University Press.