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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will focus on major changes in the international economy in the period since 1900, in particular, the ideological clash between governments and free markets for control over the economy. Topics include: (i) Economic impact of two World Wars and post war reconstruction; (ii) Great Depression and Keynesian macroeconomics; (iii) Russian Revolution, Stalinist industrialisation and collapse of the USSR; (iv) Long post war boom and stagflation; (v) Rise and fall of Japan; emergence of China; Asian Financial Crisis; (vi) Global Finance Crisis. This subject has a strong focus on qualitative aspects of Economics and requires advanced reading, writing and analytical skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoanna Poyago-Theotoky

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Learning resources

The Age of Extremes

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorE.J. Hobsbawm





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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Acquire basic factual information about the development of the world economy and the impact of wars, business cycles and major political upheavals on economic change.
02. Apply your deep knowledge of modern economic history to policy issues that you will confront in your future professional careers.
03. Develop skills in critical analysis that will enable you to form your own opinions on these controversies.
04. Learn about important contemporary and current controversies in economic history.

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