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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-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorial paper, Essay, Final examination

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Achieve awareness of ethical practice including individual & corporate social responsibility
02. Analyse and evaluate diverse positions/arguments about the relation between economics and ethics
03. Engage in research about the relationship between approaches to economics and approaches to ethics
04. Identify changing currents of thought in economics and ethics and apply these to the analysis of local and global issues
05. Write in depth about the relationship between approaches to economics and approaches to ethics

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