- Code IDEC8020
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Long Chu
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
This is a Master degree and PhD level course in applied economic dynamics, designed to introduce students to a range of concepts and techniques required for modelling and analysing economic problems. Topics include time-series econometrics, transitional dynamics, optimal control theory and recursive dynamic programming with applications to natural resource economics, ecological dynamics, macroeconomic dynamics and economic growth. In addition to pen-and-paper analysis, students will also use computers to solve common dynamic problems such as in finance planning, infectious disease simulation and optimal fishing problems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and understanding of concepts, formalisms, and techniques that are commonly used to analyse dynamic structures in economics.
- Demonstrate competency with quantitative analytical skills required for intertemporal models.
- Plan, design, and execute common intertemporal policy analysis, simulation, and evaluation using computers.
- Demonstrate the capacity to apply the analytical methodology learned to real-world modelling and analysing dynamic problems in economics.
- Three computer-based quizzes (15% each) (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final exam (55) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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A standard 6 unit course workload is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
- Mathematics: High school algebra, derivative/integration calculus and optimizations.
- Econometrics: Simple OLS regressions.
- Computer: Excel. Alternatively, work in one of the following platforms will be accepted: Matlab, R, C, Mathematica, Maple, Python, Julia, Visual Basic, Stata, Eviews.
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