• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a depth of understanding of applied research publications that have sought to analyse effectiveness of particular aspects of contemporary economic policy;
  2. describe in detail 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;
  3. apply economic theory and various statistical techniques to judge effectiveness and outcomes of policies;
  4. express your intuition and analytical ability to make judgments in policy areas where there is insufficient knowledge about key relationships that matter.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 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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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials/workshops and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

For students enroled in HECON only.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ECON6003.

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

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary

Specialisations

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5743 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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