- Code ECON3020
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course teaches data and computing skills with applications in economics.
On the economics side, the course will explore a sample of economic problems using data and basic quantative techniques, such as visualization and descriptive statistics. Possible topics include changes in the distribution of wealth, income inequality, the size of cities, patterns of trade, demographics, asset returns, credit and default risk and so on. On the technical side the course will teach basic programming within a problem solving framework applicable to the economic and business modelling. There will be an emphasis on designing and writing correct code. Modern program language design concepts will also be taught.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Design and write small computer programs
- Learn how to work with data
- Build familiarity with data visualizations and descriptive statistics
- Build quantitative modelling skills useful for economics and business
- High level introduction to a variety of economic topics
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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