PECO2001 Australian Economic Development

6 Units of Credit

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This course examines the development of the Australian economy from the Long Boom and the Depression of the 1890s to the present day. It looks at Australian economic development and its main features economic fluctuations and their consequences, especially the Depression of the 1930s; the rise of Australian economic institutions; changes in the philosophy of development and the role of government; migration and the inflow of foreign capital; development strategies of the States; impact of war; growth of manufacturing and industry policy; development of the services sector; problems of the agrarian economy; and changes in the standard of living. Also considered is Australia s changing economic relations with other countries and the world economy, and economic problems in the later 20th century in a historical perspective.