- Code CRWF8000
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Crawford School of Public Policy
- Academic career PGRD
- Stephen Howes
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course tackles the big questions of economic growth, inequality and sustainability. It shows how frameworks and insights from economics and political science can be applied to these questions, and it encourages students to apply those frameworks and insights to real-world problems to produce technically sound and politically attractive policy advice. Through a mix of survey and guest lectures, interactive case workshops and the writing of case papers, the course exposes students to the key policy debates of our time, and helps them to improve their analytical and writing skills.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of the course students will have:
- Developed disciplinary and cross-disciplinary understanding of major challenges facing policymakers;
- Understood key analytic frameworks, techniques and insights from economics, environmental management, and political science; and
- Worked effectively in multidisciplinary teams to analyse major policy problems
Delivery Mode: The course involves a
mixture of lectures, seminars and case study workshops. Lectures will provide
students with the opportunity to learn about key themes and debates. Seminars
provide an opportunity to discuss case readings. Case workshops provide the
opportunity to apply the themes and readings to practice.
must complete three (3) case study papers - one per workshop. These papers
provide a link between theory and practice allowing students to demonstrate not
only an understanding of key frameworks, techniques and insights, and key
challenges facing policy makers, but also, importantly, their ability to argue
in favour of a particular approach or solution. The three papers together are
worth nine-tenths of the overall grade for this course, with the two better
essays counting more than the third, weakest one. There is also an oral
presentation, worth one-tenth of the overall grade for this course.
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The course is divided into three blocks of 4 weeks of length. Each block consists of 6 hours of lectures, two one-hour seminars and a two-hour case workshop. Students should expect to spend 10 hours per week related to the course (including class time).
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- 6 units
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