• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Fiona Yap
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

Classes will be held on April 13, 16, 27, 30; May 11, 14 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in Griffin Room.

The course aims to provide an understanding for students of the role, nature and empirical basis necessary for the development of sound economic policy. The approach would be to begin with around 8-10 detailed case studies, focusing where appropriate on the economic principles involved, and paying important attention to the empirical evidence used to develop the policy framework. These would be followed by several sessions motivated by the goal of integrating the material into an overriding framework of economic policy development. The aim of the course is to help equip students with: an understanding of the critical importance of a clear definition of what an economic policy problem is; the skills to help develop useful frameworks with which to analyse economic policy problems; and some capacities to recognise the relevance and limitations of empirical evidence for the definition of a policy problem and its potential solution.

Case studies:

The G20 and Global Economic Crisis

Income Management and the NT Intervention

The Two-speed Australian Economy and the Dutch Disease

Economic Transition in China

Fertility: Issues and Policy

Sensible Climate Policy

HECS and Beyond

Government Managing Risk: income contingent loans

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed POGO8081 or POGO8064 or POGO8016 or POGO8019. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.


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 1
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5746 13 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018 14 Jun 2018 In Person

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