Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling three hours per week (Semester 2) |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||ECON30009 Macroeconomics or equivalent; ECON30010 Microeconomics or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites. |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry. |
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|Subject Overview:||This subject provides an overview of the field of political economics. Political economics extends the scope of standard economic analysis by assuming that individuals follow their own agenda and maximize their own utility not only in the economic, but also in the political sphere. The following broad areas will be covered: Determinants of institutional quality and its effects on economic performance; models of political competition and (re-)elections; various (so-called) political and institutional failures, including corruption and rent seeking, and delays in welfare-increasing reforms.|
|Objectives:||Information not available.|
|Assessment:||A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and a class assignment totalling approximately 3000 words (30%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Journal articles and the textbook Persson, T., and G. Tabellini, 2000, Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy, MIT Press|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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