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Cyclical Fluctuations - ECOP3601

This unit surveys historical and contemporary theories that explain sources of instability in capitalist economies - both cyclical and non-cyclical. Students will be trained to use techniques to detect cycles, trends, volatility and turning points. Students will complete a project which evaluates sources of instability, emphasizing the social, political and institutional features of an economy that may influence its severity, and discusses the challenges for policymakers to softening the ill-effects of economic downturns and create conditions for recovery.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1000wd Essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research project (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy

Prohibitions

ECOP2601

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Political Economy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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