Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3623 - The Political Economy of Neoliberalism

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Damien Cahill


Neoliberalism is a key concept in contemporary economic debates, but what does it mean? This unit of study examines the competing conceptions of neoliberalism that underpin such debates. A particular focus of the unit is the relationship between neoliberal economic theory and neoliberal economic processes, such as the rise of flexible labour and product markets and the expansion of the sphere of commodifiction in modern capitalist economies. The relationships between neoliberalism, economic growth and economic crisis are also explored.


1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and 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As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ECOP2618. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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