Courses & Units

Economics of Social Issues BEA102

Hobart

Introduction

Economics of Social Issues applies economic principles to study contemporary social issues, including: the distribution of wealth and income, poverty and inequality, gender differences, altruism, crime and corruption, gambling, and housing. These social issues are analysed by looking at the extent to which efficiency and equity objectives can be achieved through market-based and/or government interventions. The use of a simple yet rigorous economic framework makes this unit useful for those with little or no economic background and are interested in how economic tools can be used to understand contemporary social issues and shape public policy. This unit should be of interest to economists, as well as those from other fields interested in studying major social and economic issues of the 21st Century.

Summary

Unit name Economics of Social Issues
Unit code BEA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator

Dr Maria Yanotti

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091901 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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