Units of Study

ECOP6101 - Core Concepts in Political Economy

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Damien Cahill


This unit introduces students to core concepts in political economy, laying the basis for further studies. It examines the development of economics as a discipline, identifying the historical origins and principal currents of economic analysis, their key analytical tools, and relevance to current political economic concerns. These studies provide insight into the competing views about the dynamics of the capitalist economy and lay the foundation for the application of political economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary issues.


1x1.5hr exam (30%), 1x750wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x2250wd essay (45%), and tutorial participation (10%).


1x2hr seminar/week

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