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BX3024 - Contemporary Economic Policy and Social Welfare

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

Available to all JCU students although it is assumed that those who choose to enrol have a sound understanding of intermediate economic principles.

This subject looks at the way in which government policy influences consumer and business behaviour, and at the implications of those changes on social and economic welfare. To ensure on-going relevance, the specific topics discussed may change from year to year - but are likely to include such things as: competition and de-regulation; labour market reform; taxation; the provision of health and education; and environmental policies. The subject is available to all JCU students although it is assumed that those who choose to enrol have a sound understanding of intermediate economic principles, as presented in BU1003 (or equivalent). This subject is part of the Major of Economics within the Bachelor of Business.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in behaviours of consumer and producer;
  • analyse policy changes, making predictions about the possible impact of those changes on different economic agents and on social and economic welfare.
Prerequisites: BU1003 OR EC1005 OR EC1001
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC2003 EC3415 EC5207

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Hong-Bo Liu.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); test/quiz (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Hong-Bo Liu.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); test/quiz (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.