• 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
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

This is a Master- 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. The methods will be applied to analyse issues in natural resource economics, ecological dynamics, macroeconomic dynamics, financial planning, and economic growth. In addition to pen-and-paper analysis, students will use computers to carry out infectious disease simulation and analyse dynamic problems in fisheries management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the concepts, formalisms, and techniques that are commonly used to analyse dynamic structures in economics.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the quantitative analytical skills required for intertemporal and planning models.
  3. Demonstrate the capacity to apply the analytical methods to real-world modelling and analysis of dynamic problems in economics.
  4. Plan, design, and execute common intertemporal policy analysis using computers.
  5. Communicate dynamic-analysis methods and results in written form to technical and non-technical audiences.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Three computer-based quizzes (15% each) (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Final exam (55) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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A standard 6 unit course workload is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading

A reading list will be available from the Wattle site of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics: Algebra and calculus. Econometrics: OLS regressions. Computer skills: Excel or one of the following platforms: Matlab, R, C, Mathematica, Maple, Python, Julia, Visual Basic, Stata, EViews.


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