UNSW Business School
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
COURSE AT A GLANCE
The process of economic development is never smooth. It is associated with profound changes in the fundamental structures of economic society. The rate of growth and development varies substantially between different economies. The course seeks to explain the factors that determine how societies grow and develop, with special emphasis on the role of technology and finance.
Various approaches, including those that consider capabilities, cumulative causation, the role of the state and institutions as well as traditional and structuralist approaches will be examined. Special attention will be paid to problems associated with growth, including those relating to equity, human rights issues and environmental impact.
"At UNSW Business School we believe critical thinking is a skill worth teaching. An effective way to do this is through debate, where students can actively engage with opposing sides of an argument. This is the basis of Economic Growth, Technology and Structural Change. The course examines economic growth from a variety of perspectives. Students are provided with instruction, practise and feedback on thinking critically about the causes and constraints affecting growth and development."
- PROFESSOR MARK UNCLES,
DEPUTY DEAN, EDUCATION, UNSW BUSINESS SCHOOL
Peter studied at the University of Sydney and at Cambridge University, and currently teaches in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales.
He has a strong interest in human rights, in the factors determining employment and in economic growth and sustainability.
Peter has been teaching and lecturing on economic growth, technology and structural change and on Political economy for over three decades.
Additionally, Peter has worked and published in the area of environmental issues, development economics, on the general question of privatization, as well as in theoretical economics, economic policy, history of economic thought and economics and philosophy. He is also on the editorial board of a number of journals including The Cambridge Journal of Economics, The Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and The Economic and Labour Relations Review, and editor of a book series for Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan.