- 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
- Areas of interest Political Sciences, Economic Policy, Political Economy
- Academic career PGRD
- Stephen Howes
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
This course tackles the big questions of economic growth, inequality and sustainability. It introduces students to a range of contemporary debates, frameworks and insights, and it helps students to apply them to real-world problems to produce technically sound and politically attractive policy advice. Through a mix of 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:
- Understand some of the key challenges facing policymakers using contemporary economic frameworks and debates.
- Use economic ideas, logic and data in a coherent and compelling way.
- Critically and accurately assess, construct and communicate arguments on key economic policy issues.
- Effectively and accurately use and cite sources to support arguments.
The course involves a mixture of lectures, seminars and individual consultations.
- Essay 1 (1,500 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay 2 (1,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay 3 (1,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study. The course is divided into three blocks of four weeks of length. This varies from year to year, but typically each block consists of about six hours of lectures, four of seminars, and an individual consultation.
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