• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Simon Grant
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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Advanced Research Essay A and Advanced Research Essay B form a two-semester sequence of courses whose aim is to provide Master of Economics students who have excelled academically in the first year of their masters program, an option to conduct an extended supervised research project. In Advanced Research Essay A, students conduct independent study on a particular topic chosen in agreement with their supervisor, write a literature review on this topic, and prepare a proposal for an extended
research essay.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and develop a suitable and feasible research essay topic
  2. Analyse relevant literature to the topic
  3. Apply appropriate economic methods of analysis.
  4. Use software, databanks and other tools relevant for research.
  5. Ability to present research outcomes to the audience.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature review (40) [LO 1,2]
  2. Research Proposal (40) [LO 3,4]
  3. Presentation of research proposal (20) [LO 5]

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10 hours per week.

Inherent Requirements

Enrolled in Masters of Economics. Student must attain an 80% average mark in ECON8025, ECON8026, ECON8013 and EMET8005. In addition the student must secure the agreement of an academic from the RSE to supervise the one-year research program. Students who satisfy these requirements should contact the course convenor to seek permission to enroll.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To be eligible to enrol in this course students must attain an average grade of 80% across ECON8025, ECON8026, ECON8013 and EMET8005, and must secure an academic supervisor before the start of the semester.

You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Preliminary Reading

Not applicable.


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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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4843 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9869 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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