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EC5209 - Regional Economic Development

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject focuses on issues, models and policies associated with regional economic development. Topics covered include: methods of measuring economic development and sustainability; tools of analysis such as quadruple bottom line assessment, Input-Output Analysis, Computable General Equilibrium Models; and policies for economic development that address Indigenous, environmental and resource issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand and be able to explain theories associated with regional economic development;
  • use the models studied to analyse real and hypothetical economic circumstances and to derive policy solutions to the problems posed in these circumstances;
  • abitity to understand, interpret and compile measures of regional economic development.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area.
Introductory subjects in Economics and Statistics

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