• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course provides an introduction to the form, content and reasoning of economics, both in microeconomics and macroeconomics, as a basis for understanding economic dimensions of government policy, particularly industry policy.

The course will cover the major building blocks of micro-economics in terms of individual firms, consumers and workers, aggregating these to markets and their operation in national and international economies. This provides a basis for examining the structure of analysis behind major issues such as industry policy and tariffs as well as competition policy and micro-economic reform, inflation and unemployment.

The course is aimed at students with no prior or recent tertiary study in economics.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to economics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Markets and Welfare
  • Market failure
  • The importance of market structure
  • Factor markets
  • Macroeconomics Concepts and Measures
  • Long-run Economic Change
  • Stabilisation Policy
  • International Economic Relations 

Indicative Assessment

Two examinations, 50% each

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Weekly lectures (see timetable) plus tutorial as arranged

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Public Policy (specialising in Industry Strategy) (7102SINDST) You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POGO8016, POGO8019, POGO8064 or POGO8081. 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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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 Description
1994-2003 $2412
2014 $3582
2013 $3582
2012 $3582
2011 $3576
2010 $3570
2009 $3570
2008 $3402
2007 $3132
2006 $3084
2005 $2988
2004 $2412
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3606
2014 $4146
2013 $4140
2012 $4140
2011 $4134
2010 $4134
2009 $4002
2008 $4002
2007 $3864
2006 $3864
2005 $3864
2004 $3864
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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