• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Rupert Grafton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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The purpose of this course is to permit International and Development Economics students with special interests in a branch of development economics to have an in-depth study of the topic with a staff member or distinguished visitor who is currently doing research in the area. It is envisaged that this course will comprise seminars/workshops/small group discussions, and could be made available either in first or second semester or over the Dec/Jan/Feb break. Enrolment will be on a case-by-case basis subject to approval by the Director of Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Learning outcomes will vary depending on individual course topics. See "Other Information" for details.

Other Information

Topic: Economics Seminars

In this course, HDR students will develop and refine a proposal for their PhD thesis in the Applied Policy stream of the Economics PhD. Students will work on framing a sharp research question or questions, developing a tractable research framework to answer those questions, and identifying a practical time-line for thesis preparation.


Learning Outcomes

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

1) Learn how to frame a sharp and workable research question.

2) Gain experience in critically assessing research proposals, including their own and those of fellow students.

3) Clearly identify the major elements of their proposed PhD work.

4) Write and defend a well-structured thesis proposal.


Assessment

Pass / Fail assessment of the thesis proposal.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Continuous assessment on the basis of seminar papers, presentations and discussions. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on Wattle.

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
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.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Economics Seminars
8741 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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