• 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 David Stern
    • Prof Renee McKibbin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course provides the student with an opportunity to pursue independent research on a topic of their choice in economics, under the guidance of an academic economist at ANU. Normally the Master's Research Essay will have a strong quantitative component, but analytical and qualitative essays are also allowed. The student must develop a clear and interesting research question, bring evidence to bear on this question, and provide detail on the research methodology, all results and implications in a well-articulated and analytical manner. The essay should not exceed 10,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse the existing literature on the policy question
  2. Conduct original research and analysis on the policy question
  3. Prepare an effective oral presentation of your analysis
  4. Write a paper on your analysis in the style used for academic journal publications
  5. Make an original contribution to the public policy debate on an economic issue
  6. Develope practical research skills applicable to a wide range of policy questions

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral presentation (15) [LO null]
  2. Essay (85) [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

There are no prescribed texts.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $2940
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
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
On Campus
2378 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
Online
4642 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
5369 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Online
7556 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online N/A

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