2018 Winter School Subject List

Economics of Growth (ECOS3018) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Economics
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1)  Student Information Office Economics - economics.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2018 
End Date: 20 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Prerequisites: - 

    (ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)

  2. Prohibition: - 



At the heart of an understanding of the dynamics of market or capitalist economies is an understanding of economic growth.

This unit is an introduction to the analysis of economic growth including a comparison of competing explanations within formal growth theory.

It considers the connection between growth and distribution, growth and technical progress, the role of economic policies and economic institutions in promoting growth as well as the limitations on growth associated with exhaustible natural resources.

Lectures also provide some consideration of the empirical evidence on different explanations of growth.


2x in-class tests (40%) & 1.5hr final exam (60%)


Start Date: 09 Jan 2018     End Date: 20 Feb 2018


Tue 10:00 - 12:00

Thu 10:00 -12:00


Tue 12:00 - 13:00

Thu 12:00 - 13:00

Final Exam

Thu 22nd Feb, 10:00 Start (2hr exam & 10 mins reading time)


Lectures & Final Exam:

Merewether Lecture Room 2 (Room 136)


Tue 9th & 23rd Jan and 6th,13th & 20th Feb - Merewether Lecture Theatre 2 (Room 136)

Tue 16th & 30th Jan - Merewether Lecture Room 3 (Room 273)