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ECG9161 - Theory and practice of economic reforms

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Not offered in 2009


The theory and practice of institutional changes in economic mechanisms, including forms of ownership and governmental regulation and deregulation of the public and corporate sectors. Special attention is to be given to analysing issues of privatisation and deregulation in Australia from the point of view of contemporary economic theory.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop skills in applying economic principles to evaluate contemporary economic policy issues
  • understand the economic environment through critical analysis of current economic reforms in the public sector and evolving changes in the relationship between the public and private sectors of the economy
  • enhance research skills and the ability to critically evaluate issues and to communicate results.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60 %


ECG9102 and ECG9120

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