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ECOS3018: Economics of Growth

2024 unit information

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. It considers the connection between growth and distribution, growth and technical progress, the role of economic policies and economic institutions, as well as the limitations on growth associated with exhaustible natural resources. Some consideration of the empirical evidence on different explanations of growth is also provided.

Unit details and rules

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Code ECOS3018
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate openness to new ways of thinking and appreciate the importance of intellectual curiosity and reflection as the foundation for continuous learning
  • LO2. critically evaluate underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments in economics.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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