• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof David Stern
    • Prof Renee McKibbin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    See Future Offerings

This course provides the student with an opportunity to pursue independent research on a topic of their choice in economics, under the guidance of an academic economist at ANU. Normally the Master's Research Essay will have a strong quantitative component, but analytical and qualitative essays are also allowed. The student must develop a clear and interesting research question, bring evidence to bear on this question, and provide detail on the research methodology, all results and implications in a well-articulated and analytical manner. The essay should not exceed 10,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

For an economic policy question of your choice, upon successful completion of
this course you will have
1) Critically analysed the existing literature on the policy question
2) Conducted original research and analysis on the policy question.
3) Prepared an effective oral presentation of your analysis.
4) Written a paper on your analysis in the style used for academic journal
publications.
5) Made an original contribution to the public policy debate on an economic
issue.
6) Developed practical research skills applicable to a wide range of policy
questions.

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentation 15%, Essay 85%

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Workload

8-10 hours independent research weekly.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2919 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7886 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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