ECON243 Australian Economic Institutions and Performance

Updated: 08 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 24cp
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECON143 or EH120
Notes None
Combined Units ECON143 - Australian Economic Institutions and Performance
Coordinator(s) Lucie Newsome (lnewsom3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

In this unit students are introduced to the the origins, functions and importance of Australia's principal economic institutions and their significance for today's globalised economy. The unit charts the ways in which government, business and interest groups have interacted in the development of the Australian economy since Federation. Topics include: the Constitution and the economic functions of government; the labour market; rural production; industry and competition policy; public and private finance; and international economic relations.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

Tutorial Paper.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2 40% 2500
Assessment Notes

Short answers.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the origins, functions and importance of Australia's principal economic institutions and their significance;
  2. identify and evaluate the historical development of a range of institutions and ways in which they interact with each other to affect the regulation and functioning of the Australian economy;
  3. independently conduct research and document information in a cohesive manner through written assessment tasks; and
  4. evaluate the ideological underpinnings of the policy changes which have affected the roles of a range of institutions.