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BX3023 - Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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

Inequality in economic prosperity between countries is significant and patterns in economic growth do not suggest convergence. This subject therefore explores the drivers of economic growth. It studies economic growth over time and across countries in order to identify the key contributors to economic growth. The subject then proceeds to explore and address the (adverse) side effects of economic growth, i.e. it offers ways to pursue sustainable economic growth. As such, the subject provides relevant skills to both economics students and students interested in the broader area of (regional) planning and development studies, who wish to understand the economist's take on growth.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply theories that propose exogenous drivers of economic growth to explain economic growth differences;
  • use theories that propose endogenous drivers of economic growth to explain economic growth differences and recognise that social and environmental issues are inextricably linked to economic growth;
  • contrast real economic data on theory-informed drivers of economic growth in a rich and a poor country to design economic growth policy recommendations for the poor country.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • assignments (30%)
  • quizzes (30%).
Prerequisites: BU1003 OR BU1903 OR EV2003 OR EG4000 OR EC1001 OR EC1005
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC2001 EC3412 EC3420 EC5205

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.