- Code ECON3023
- Unit Value 6 units
This course analyses, discusses and critiques recent and important applied empirical research papers directed towards contemporary economic policy issues. Topics and papers discussed vary from year to year. Recent topics have focused on COVID fiscal and monetary responses, welfare, labour market outcomes, the rise of China, women’s move towards equality in the labour market and the effectiveness of private and public provision of education for disadvantaged groups. The primary emphasis is on the relationships between economic research and economic policy objectives, but discussions also place the research in its social, political and historical environment.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a general understanding of applied research publications that have sought to analyse effectiveness of particular aspects of contemporary economic policy;
- describe how new research strategies have been applied across different policy areas by focusing on their strengths and weaknesses from the viewpoint of their practical importance in the policy area of interest;
- apply economic theory and various statistical techniques to judge effectiveness and outcomes of policies;
- express your intuition and analytical ability to make judgments in policy areas where there is insufficient knowledge about key relationships that matter.
- Assessment may consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), quizzes, assignments or some combination thereof. See the Class Summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials/workshops and private study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Assumed KnowledgeIt is recommended that students enrolling in this course have a Distinction average for the per-requisite courses.
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|22 Jul 2024
|29 Jul 2024
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|25 Oct 2024