• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Specialisation code MIEC-SPEC

A sound microeconomic approach to real-world problems and the development of policy and programs to deliver improvements in economic welfare rely upon advanced economic knowledge and technical know-how. This specialisation provides students with advanced understanding of microeconomic policy and evaluation. This specialisation will also provide students with the skills in econometrics. To maximise learning and career outcomes for those in government, banking and finance across public, private and non-government sectors, an Academic Convenor provides advice on course planning, events of interest and meets regularly with the group.

Learning Outcomes

  1.   understand and apply modern microeconomic theory
  2.  understand and apply econometric tools for policy evaluation

Other Information

This specialisation is only available to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics and Master of Environmental and Resource Economics degree programs. IDEC8011 and IDEC8033 are eligible to provide credit on approval of the course convener provided that the research essay or project falls within the field of the specialisation.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units from the following microeconomic policy courses:

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

ECON8047 Law and Economics

ECON8053 Game Theory

EMET8001 Applied Micro-econometrics

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8020 Applied Economic Dynamics

IDEC8023 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

IDEC8028 The Microeconomics of Development

IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics

IDEC8033 Research Project (6-12units)

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions

IDEC8088 Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice

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