ECONOMICS AND ETHICS

ECO3EAE

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins with a discussion of deontological and utilitarian ethics and of normative economics. These concepts are applied to five important issues: whether polluting industries should be relocated to poor countries; the economics of Aboriginal land rights; income redistribution and the welfare state; foreign aid and the duty to donate; and the ethics of global warming. We conclude with some reflections on ethical theories and normative economics in the light of these issues.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHarry Clarke

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Achieve awareness of ethical practice including individual & corporate social responsibility

Activities:
Tutorial paper, Essay, Final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness

02. Analyse and evaluate diverse positions/arguments about the relation between economics and ethics

Activities:
Tutorial paper, Essay, Final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Engage in research about the relationship between approaches to economics and approaches to ethics

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

04. Identify changing currents of thought in economics and ethics and apply these to the analysis of local and global issues

Activities:
Tutorial paper, Essay, Final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. Write in depth about the relationship between approaches to economics and approaches to ethics

Activities:
Tutorial paper, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

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