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ECX2631: The Australian economy

Faculty of Business and Economics

The Australian economy

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This unit will examine the experience of the Australian economy past, present, and future to better understand the development of the country's economy and its place in the world via examining the changing economic structures, resource booms, trade relations, geopolitical challenges, the environment and sustainability, and the labour market. It will analyse the integration of Australia into the global economy, the changing structure of the domestic economy and its industries, and the impacts on economic growth including the effects of path dependent factors on current economic policy. The unit will also consider factors that will impact Australian economy into the future.


1 - Within semester assessment - 50% 2 - Examination - 50%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.