Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3012 - Global Political Economy

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thomas William Barnes


This unit of study presents a historical and institutional perspective on the development of the capitalist world economy since 1945. The analysis starts with a historical and theoretical introduction covering the determinants of profits and accumulation and the role of external markets in economic growth. It then addresses key issues in this development including: the formation of the international monetary system and its crisis following the end of the long boom; and the global role of the United States and the formation of growth poles in Europe and in Asia.


1x1000wd essay (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ECOP2613. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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