units

ECC5470

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Coordinator(s)

Dr Gennadi Kazakevitch

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Outline of the Australian and overseas approaches to competition policy; the economic background to the Trade Practices Act; market definition issues; evaluation of restrictive trade practices and mergers or alliances; structural reform of industries, access and monopoly regulation.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be able to understand and analyse critically the economic reasons for government intervention to reduce the adverse effects of restrictive trade practices
  2. have an understanding of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (and its predecessor, the Trade Practices Commission)
  3. be able to evaluate recent decisions from the perspectives of an economist, lawyer, policy-maker and business manager
  4. be able to research in-depth a current problem area relating to competition policy and practices that requires investigation beyond topics covered in lectures.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

ECC4700, ECX5470, ECF3900, ECX3900