ECONOMICS AND ETHICS

ECO3EAE

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHarry Clarke

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHarry Clarke

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay30
Tutorial paper20
one 2-hour final examination (hurdle)50