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Regional Development in a Global Context BEA317


This unit examines a range of contemporary economic issues shaping the development of regional and rural areas. Students will apply economics principles to study regional growth, urbanisation, international trade, migration and development policy. Students will study the complex tradeoffs between regional economic development, social needs and equity concerns. Students are introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques that enables them to assess issues in regional development. Special attention will be paid to the contemporary development challenges facing Tasmanian regional development.


Unit name Regional Development in a Global Context
Unit code BEA317
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics
Coordinator Doctor Clinton Levitt
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and assess key issues in the global economy and their implications for regional economies.
  • Select and apply appropriate economic theory to analyse key issues facing small, open regional economies.
  • Apply economic theory and models to analyse contemporary policies in regional development.
  • Effectively communicate results and research in regional development economics.
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