• 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 and is aimed at students with an interest in the application of microeconomic techniques in challenging policy contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of modern microeconomic theory.
  2. Apply modern microeconomic theory to a range of economic policy contexts.
  3. Exhibit proficiency in the use of empirical tools for microeconomic analysis and policy evaluation.

Other Information

This specialisation is only available to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics and the Master of Environmental and Resource Economics degree programs. IDEC8011 and IDEC8033 are eligible to count towards the specialisation 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:

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 (12 units)

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8081 The Economics of Incentives and Institutions

IDEC8088 Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice

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