• 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
    • Prof Rupert Grafton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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In this course 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. Construct and frame a sharp and workable research question
  2. Demonstrated experience in critically assessing research proposals, including their own and those of fellow students.
  3. Identify the major elements of their proposed PhD work.
  4. Design, write and defend a well-structured thesis proposal.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay - Pass/Fail only; 10 000 word essay on research area (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Presentation - Research Questions (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Presentation - Thesis/Chapter (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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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

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

None

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
4786 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

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