UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ECON5515 Economic Growth and Institutions

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The academic objectives of this unit are to give students a grounding in how the institutional context within countries can affect, and be affected by, economic growth and development. The content of the unit covers the sources of growth; the impact that human capital, demography and health has on economic development over time; the role of various political, legal, fiscal and economic institutions in economic development; and the causes and consequences of inequality on economic growth.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the various sources of economic growth across both countries and time; (2) understand the long run determinants of economic growth; (3) distinguish between and discuss the various types of institutions (political, legal, administrative, economic and social) and explain how they each may influence (and be influenced by) economic development; and (4) critically evaluate the issues surrounding poverty and inequality.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) examinations; (2) research essay; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Andrew Williams
Contact hours seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/ECON5515/SEM-2/2017

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