ECONOMICS AND ETHICS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorHarry Clarke
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHarry Clarke
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2-hour final examination (hurdle)||50|