Economic Policy in Global Context (ECOP2612)


Some of the most contentious issues in political economy concern the role of the state in relation to contemporary economic problems. This unit of study examines particular economic policies, how they are shaped by competing theories, interests and ideologies, and how they operate in practice. Emphasis is placed on the Australian experience. Attention is also given to how economic policy is shaped by international economic conditions.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd Essay (25%), 2x2000wd Essay (35%), 1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.