Course Title: The Blockchain Economy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Blockchain Economy

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ECON1349

City Campus

Undergraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Professor Sinclair Davidson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5869

Course Coordinator Email: sinclair.davidson@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

 


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the economic foundations necessary to understand distributed ledger technology for the economy, markets, firms, government and civil society. You will be introduced to, and apply, institutional cryptoeconomics as a general framework to understand the blockchain economy. The applications of blockchain technology will include money, supply chains, identity, cryptodemocracy and civil society. You will consider some of the political and ethical challenges generated by this new technology, including public policy implications.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

 

CLO1: Locate blockchain technology fundamentals in an economic, social and political context.

CLO2: Apply institutional cryptoeconomics to blockchain applications.

CLO3: Evaluate the institutional technologies and underlying principles of blockchain to improve organisational performance, and economic coordination and governance.

CLO4: Analyse real world applications of blockchain technology as they resolve economic, social and political problems.

CL05: Explore ethical and social challenges generated by widespread technology adoption and policy implications.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered by mixed mode of face-to-face teaching and online learning. There will be a three-hour class per week. You are expected to be an active participant both in class and online. Your learning will be supported through in-class and online activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; and producing written work.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through our Learning Management system Canvas. In addition to topic notes, assessment details and a study schedule, you may also be provided with links to relevant online information, readings, audio and video clips and communication tools.

 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school.

Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

For students enrolled in classes prior to Semester 1, 2019:

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1

30%

1, 2

Assessment Task 2

50%

2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3

20%

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

For students enrolled in classes commencing in Semester 1, 2019:

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1

20%

1, 2

Assessment Task 2

50%

2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3

30%

1, 2, 3, 4, 5