• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yixiao Zhou
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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In this course, students will produce a substantial and original piece of research work.  This work will be structured with the goal of generating new knowledge while simultaneously aiding students in their ability to conduct and analyse research.  The course will be built around recent empirical examples from applied econometrics.  These examples will be used as case studies to increase students’ understanding of econometric technique and research practice.  Building from these case studies, students will work in small research groups to first replicate and, more importantly, extend these case studies in novel ways.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

 1) Critically analysed a series of case studies in applied economics.

2) Learned the strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies in applied economics.

3) Conducted original research and analysis on a case study.

4) Written a well-structured paper on the case study, in the style suitable for an academic journal.

5) Developed practical research skills in applied economics.

Indicative Assessment

30% Exam, 10% Presentations, 60% Research Project

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

Semester 1 Class Summary information (available under the Classes tab) on this publication is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available via Wattle and students should have been advised by the offering College. Find out more information on the University's response to COVID-19 here.

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Workload

Approximately 8-10 hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No text. A reader of journal articles will be available.

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
2020 $4500
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2615 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

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