• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Economic Policy
  • Specialisation code ECON-HSPC

The Economics Honours specialisation is offered by Research School of Economics to students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies. The honours year is a challenging but rewarding year of study in economics. The Research School seeks outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent economics research with guidance from academic staff. Past students graduating with Honours in Economics have been highly successful with careers in government, industry and academia in leading institutions and organisations around the world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and formulate clear economic questions

  2. carry out independent thinking and critical literature surveys

  3. demonstrate an understanding of and utilize recent advancements in empirical and/or theoretical models

  4. systematically analyse problems using suitable research methods

  5. communicate work clearly both in writing and orally.

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Admission Requirements

1. A major in Economic Studies or Mathematical Economics, or equivalent 

2. with the following courses or equivalent:

ECON2125 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics

ECON3100 Economics 3 (H)

ECON3101 Microeconomics 3

ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3

3. Confirmation of an Honours Supervisor

4. Interview with Honours Convener


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON4411 Microeconomic Theory

ECON4422 Macroeconomic Theory

ECON4488 Economics Honours Research Essay


24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECHI4211 Classic Works of Economic Theory

ECON4401 Topics in Macroeconomics

ECON4402 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON4403 Economic Policy Issues

ECON4406 International Trade Theory

ECON4410 Economics of Taxation

ECON4413 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON4414 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

ECON4415 International Economics

ECON4418 Cost Benefit Analysis

ECON4421 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

ECON4434 Public Sector Economics

ECON4437 Financial Economics

ECON4438 Industrial Organisation

ECON4441 Labour Economics & Industrial Relations

ECON4447 Law and Economics

ECON4449 South East Asian Economic Policy & Development

ECON4453 Game Theory

ECON4476 Topics in Game Theory

ECON4480 Advanced Behavioral Economics

ECON4491 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON4492 Organisational Economics

ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

EMET4301 Applied Micro-econometrics

EMET4305 Economic Models & Introduction to Econometrics

EMET4308 Econometric Theory

EMET4310 Applied Macro & Financial Econometrics

EMET4312 Business & Economic Forecasting

EMET4314 Econometric Methods

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