Theories in Political Economy (ECOP3911)


This unit of study looks at the various theoretical frameworks within which political economic analysis is constructed. It compares the methodologies of the principal schools of economic thought with particular emphasis on the non-neoclassical approaches to the study of economic issues. The unit is required preparation for intending honours students but is also available to pass students with a credit in ECOP2911.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x1500wd paper (20%), 1x3000wd paper (40%), 1x1500wd Tutorial presentation (25%), Tutorial participation (15%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ECOP2911 and (ECOP2011 or ECOP2012 or ECOP2612)



Additional Information

Third year students who have not completed the prerequisites should consult the Department of Political Economy about alternative requirements.

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.