units

ECC1000

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ross Booth (First semester)

Synopsis

The nature and scope of economics; different economic systems; economic policy analysis and evaluation; main bodies of economic thought; examples of household, business and government economic decision problems; consumer choice, product demand and factor supply; enterprise choice, product supply and factor demand; market analyses of contemporary issues; competitive market long run equilibrium; market power; market failure and concerns for efficiency and equity; government involvement in the Australian economy.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be familiar with the 'economic way of thinking' about a broad range of individual, business and government choices and decisions
  2. apply economic principles to explain and analyse Australian economic institutions, economic decisions and performance
  3. make informed and critical assessment and criticism of the public debate on many economic policy issues
  4. proceed to the study of other economics units which have an introduction to microeconomics as a prerequisite.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Ross Booth (Semester 1)
Dr Dinusha Dharmaratna (Semester 2)

Contact hours

3 hours per week