- Code IDEC8023
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by International and Development Economics Program
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Robert Breunig
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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In this course students engage in detailed examination of a series of case studies in applied economics research and prepare an original research paper based on a case study of their choice. Typically, the case studies discussed in group meeting will be drawn from debates in applied economics. By deconstructing the source of debate, students will develop the skills to critically assess research in applied economics. In particular, students will gain experience in understanding how differences in research methodology, modelling assumptions, statistical technique, and data can drive research findings. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students developing an original research paper, under the supervision of an academic economist.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:
1) Critically analysed a series of case studies in applied economics.
2) Learned the strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies in applied economics.
3) Conducted original research and analysis on a case study.
4) Written a well-structured paper on the case study, in the style suitable for an academic journal.
5) Developed practical research skills in applied economics.
30% Exam, 10% Presentations, 60% Research Project
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Approximately 8-10 hours per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the International and Development Economics Program to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
No text. A reader of journal articles will be available.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2512||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|