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Master of Economic Policy

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MECPO
  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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The Master of Economic Policy’s rigorous training in policy economics will attracts outstanding students to the University. In particular influential economic policymakers in prominent organs of national executive government (especially PM&C and Treasury)have found the MEc Pol’s focus on national policy issues very rewarding. The degrees accommodation of a focus on regional economic policy (through coursework choices and research) is worth stressing.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. apply economics to policy formation and evaluation;
  2. understand the issues involved in the coordination of economic policies at national and international levels;
  3. access the academic literature on economic policy;
  4. undertake independent research in economic theory at the graduate level and provide economic intuition for the results;
  5. analyse the economic effects of policy changes and to communicate them as a professional economist in business or government;

Cognate disciplines

Economics

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Economics may be eligible for consideration of 24 units (one semester) of credit, comprising:

  • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
  • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

Applicants with a Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in Economics may be eligible for consideration of credit for 48 units (1year) of credit, comprising:

  • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
  • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
  • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
  • ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics
  • ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics
  • EMET8005 Econometric Models and Introductory Econometrics
  • ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

Program Requirements

The Master of Economic Policy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

 

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

 

 

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

 

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

 

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

 

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

 

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

 

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

 

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

 

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

 

 

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

 

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

 

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

 

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics

 

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

 

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

 

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics

 

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

 

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

 

 

30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

 

ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

 

ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

 

ECON8001 Topics in Macroeconomics

 

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

 

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

 

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

 

ECON8008 Japanese Economy and Economic Policy

 

ECON8009 International Monetary Economics

 

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

 

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

 

ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

 

ECON8015 International Economics

 

ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

 

ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

 

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics

 

ECON8037 Financial Economics

 

ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

 

ECON8039 Health Economics

 

ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics

 

ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

 

ECON8047 Law and Economics

 

ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

 

ECON8050 Economic Growth

 

ECON8053 Game Theory

 

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

 

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

 

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

 

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

 

EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics 6 units ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics 6 units ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists 6 units EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics 6 units

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Additional Information

This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.

Please be aware that ECON6015 is not offered in 2016. It is replaced by ECON8013 for this year.

Students who do not meet the 70% progression requirement in the Master of Economics and the Master of Applied Economics may transfer into the Master of Economic Policy.

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

Please note: Postgraduate students in the Research School of Economics are ineligible to undertake CBEA6070  ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project (PG).

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