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ECC2510

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Edwyna Harris

Synopsis

The unit surveys the source of economic development during the nineteenth and twentieth century with an emphasis on fluctuations in growth rates. Topics include analysis of climate, geography, institutions, human capital and technology on long-run growth. These topics are intended to enhance students' understanding of why some countries are rich whilst others are poor.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand the general outline of economic development
  • critically examine the major explanations of the dynamics of growth and change in the economy over the last two centuries
  • develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing long essays
  • acquire an historical understanding of current economic circumstances.

Assessment

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

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week

Prohibitions

ECC3510, ECC4351