• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code APEC-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Applied Economics Honours Specialisation

Honours in Applied Economics is a program offered within the Research School of Economics that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in economics. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent economics research with the guidance from academic staff. Past students graduating from the Honours in Applied Economics program have had highly successful careers in government and industry, in leading institutions and organisations around the world.

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Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • in a cognate discipline;
  • An Economics Major or equivalent 
  • 12 units from ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 and ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3;
  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), which must include 12 units from ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 and ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3
  • the number of places available in the program are subject to supervisory capacity.


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ECON4413 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I 6
ECON4425 Diploma Microeconomics 6
ECON4426 Diploma Macroeconomics 6
ECON4485 Applied Economic Honours Research Essay 6
EMET4305 Economic Models & Introduction to Econometrics 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ECHI4211 Classic Works of Economic Theory 6
ECON4402 Applied Welfare Economics 6
ECON4403 Economic Policy Issues 6
ECON4406 International Trade Theory 6
ECON4410 Economics of Taxation 6
ECON4414 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II 6
ECON4415 International Economics 6
ECON4418 Cost Benefit Analysis 6
ECON4434 Public Sector Economics 6
ECON4437 Financial Economics 6
ECON4438 Industrial Organisation 6
ECON4441 Labour Economics & Industrial Relations 6
ECON4447 Law and Economics 6
ECON4449 South East Asian Economic Policy & Development 6
ECON4453 Game Theory 6
ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development 6
EMET4301 Applied Micro-econometrics 6
EMET4308 Econometric Theory 6
EMET4310 Applied Macro & Financial Econometrics 6
EMET4312 Business & Economic Forecasting 6
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