• 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.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (P) (or ECON2111 Microeconomics 2 (H) ) and ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2 (P) (or ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2 (H) or ECON2016 Economics II (H) ).

You will need to contact the Research School of Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

To enrol in this course you must have completed either
and either

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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