• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Simon Grant
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

The Advanced Research Essay (ECON8887) forms a two-semester long course (12 units) with the aim to provide Master of Economics students who have excelled academically in the first year of their masters program, an option to conduct an extended supervised research project. Students will conduct independent study on a particular topic chosen in agreement with their supervisor, write a literature review on this topic, prepare a proposal for an extended research essay, and carry out the extended research essay.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and develop a suitable and feasible research essay topic
  2. Analyse relevant literature to the topic
  3. Apply appropriate economic methods of analysis.
  4. Conduct independent analysis and research project on the selected economic problem
  5. Use software, databanks and other tools relevant for research.
  6. Ability to present research outcomes to an audience of economists.
  7. Develop advanced research skills applicable to tackle a wide range of economic problems.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature review (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. Research Proposal (10) [LO 3,6]
  3. Presentation of research proposal (10) [LO 6]
  4. Final Research Essay (70) [LO 3,4,5,6,7]

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

Semester 1 Class Summary information (available under the Classes tab) on this publication is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available via Wattle and students should have been advised by the offering College. Find out more information on the University's response to COVID-19 here.

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Workload

10 hours per week.

Inherent Requirements

n/a

Requisite and Incompatibility

To be eligible to enrol in this course students must attain an average grade of 80% across ECON8025, ECON8026, ECON8013 and EMET8005, and must secure an academic supervisor before the start of the semester.

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

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Preliminary Reading

Not applicable.

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
2020 $4500
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3613 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9059 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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