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Area/Catalogue
ECON 3006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101948

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To show students how the analytical methods they have learned can help them understand the real world through demonstrating the application of economic theory and policy analysis tools to topics of current social, national and international interest.

Course content

This course will expose students to in-depth, real-world applications of the economic modeling techniques in the areas of macro- and micro-economics. Specific content covered will include applied microeconomic topics such as analysing monopoly power in theory and practice; anticompetitive behaviour and antitrust policy; basic theory and applications of auctions, as well as applied macroeconomic ones such as the economic growth and real business cycles, inflation and monetary policy, open-economy macroeconomics, exchange rate regimes and balance of payments crises. Within each topic, relevant theoretical concepts and models will first be reviewed and students will be shown how to customise them to examine questions specific to that topic. Students will then pick a policy-related topic and write an essay/report using recent data from sources such as the ABS, HILDA, etc. for their analysis.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ECON 1008 Principles of Economics
ECON 1007 Macroeconomics

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ECON 2007 Empirical Business Analysis

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Mid-term examination N/A 40% 2 hours
Assignment 4000 words approx 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Mid-term examination N/A 40% 2 hours
Assignment 4000 words approx 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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