• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code MIEC-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Microeconomic Policy Specialisation

A sound microeconomic approach to real-world problems and the development of policy and programs to deliver improvements in economic welfare rely upon advanced economic knowledge and technical know-how. This specialisation provides students with advanced understanding of microeconomic policy and evaluation. This specialisation will also provide students with the skills in econometrics. To maximise learning and career outcomes for those in government, banking and finance across public, private and non-government sectors, an Academic Convenor provides advice on course planning, events of interest and meets regularly with the group.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1.  understand and apply modern microeconomic theory
2.  understand and apply econometric tools for policy evaluation

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The specialisation requires 12 units from the following compulsory courses:

IDEC8064 Masters Microeconomics
IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

 12 units from the following microeconomic policy courses:

ECON8002    Applied Welfare Economics
ECON8038    Industrial Organisation
ECON8047    Law and Economics
ECON8053    Game Theory
EMET8001    Applied Micro-econometrics
IDEC8020    Applied Economic Dynamics
IDEC8023    Case Studies in Applied Econometrics
IDEC8028    The Microeconomics of Development    
IDEC8053    Environmental Economics
IDEC8081    The Economics of Incentives and Institutions
IDEC8088    Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice


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