Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics (6401.4)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Government & Policy|
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- Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145800) - View
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- Version 1 - Start Date: 21/07/2004 End Date: 31/12/2006
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2007 End Date: 31/12/2008
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 4 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 31/12/2015
This unit focuses on the role of Government in the economy. It begins by revising the theories of market failure and follows this with an examination of the theories of government failure. It considers the events that led to the current concerns with the country's microeconomic performance. It discusses the controversies surrounding deregulation and privatisation. Within this framework, the unit then examines specific examples of microeconomic policy in areas such as the finance industry, the transport sector, telecommunications, education and social security.
1. acquired the skills to apply microeconomic concepts and theories to important areas of microeconomic policy including the debates on privatisation, deregulation, labour market policy and social security policy
Normally thirty nine hours per semester.