Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures/seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Approval of Department of Economics Graduate Programs Director.|
|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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CoordinatorProf Jeff Borland
This subject provides an introduction to the development of economic activity and material wellbeing in the world primarily in the past 200 years. The main objectives are to present an overview of the main phases and episodes in the evolution of the world economy, and to develop an understanding of the role of factors such as geography, institutions, politics, technological change and culture in explaining economic development. Topics to be covered include: Measuring economic development and main patterns of economic growth; The Malthusian economy; European colonial expansion and the rise of trading economies; The Agricultural Revolution and Industrial Revolution; The rise of the American economy; The rise of the settler economies (including Australia); New ways of producing – the firm, the modern labour market, and the household; The Great Depression; World Wars and economic activity; The main eras of globalisation in the world economy; The evolution of international trade and finance; The rise and decline of the mixed economy in the West; The rise of the Japanese economy and the Asian miracle; State planning and market economies China and Russia; The Great Divergence – India and Africa.
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
Review articles and class presentations (20%), research essay (30%) and a 2-hour final exam (50%).
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics |
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