• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Applied Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Yixiao Zhou
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.

In this course, students will produce a substantial and original piece of research work based on replicating and extending an applied econometric case study. This will be structured with the goal of generating new knowledge while simultaneously aiding students in their ability to conduct and analyse research. The course will be built around recent empirical examples from applied econometrics. The course will both boost understanding of the use of econometric techniques and develop research skills in applied econometrics.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various research methods in applied econometrics.
  2. Critically analyse a series of case studies in applied econometrics.
  3. Design and implement a substantial and original piece of research work through replicating and extending an applied econometric case study.
  4. Use statistical software to apply econometric techniques to rigorously analyse real-world economic problems and to contribute to knowledge expansion.
  5. Communicate research in applied econometrics in oral and written forms.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Presentation 1 (10) [LO 3,4,5]
  2. Presentation 2 (10) [LO 3,4,5]
  3. Mid-semester exam (30) [LO 1,2]
  4. Research paper (4,500 words) (50) [LO 1,3,4,5]

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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

Students must have successfully completed IDEC8017 or equivalent to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts


Assumed Knowledge

Prior knowledge in econometrics is assumed. Skills in statistical analysis software such as STATA, R or Eviews will also be helpful.


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:
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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
2294 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View
3931 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View

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