Honours in Economics is a program offered within the Research School of Economics that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in economics. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent economics research with the guidance from academic staff. Past students graduating from the Honours in Economics program have been highly successful with careers in government, Industry and academia in leading institutions and organisations around the world.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods
Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan
Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research
Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic
Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse and evaluate economics research questions and communicate the results.
The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) will be commencing in Semester 1 (February) only each year. Applications for Semester 2 (July) commencement will not be accepted.
Applications close by 30th November 2018
(11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
Applicants will be notified of the outcome for admission by early January 2019. If you are successful in receiving an offer, the acceptance deadline is 31st January 2019.
Applicants must provide complete documentation by 10th December 2018, including a certified (or coloured) copy of testamur and final transcript (except for ANU students). Applicants must also provide a research proposal. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will have to defer their applications to the next available term.
An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
in a cognate discipline
completion of one of the following majors or equivalent:
completion of ECON3100 Economics 3(H) (or equivalent) and ECON2125 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics (or equivalent) with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), from courses from one of the majors which must include 18 units from ECON3100 Economics 3 (H), ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 and ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3.
The number of places available in the program are subject to supervisory capacity.
Finance, Economics, Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Statistics, Mathematics and Science
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Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
ECON4411 Microeconomic Theory
ECON4422 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON4488 Economics Honours Research Essay
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ECHI4211 Classic Works of Economic Theory
ECON4401 Topics in Macroeconomics
ECON4402 Applied Welfare Economics
ECON4403 Economic Policy Issues
ECON4406 International Trade Theory
ECON4410 Economics of Taxation
ECON4413 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I
ECON4414 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II
ECON4415 International Economics
ECON4418 Cost Benefit Analysis
ECON4421 Topics in Microeconomic Theory
ECON4434 Public Sector Economics
ECON4437 Financial Economics
ECON4438 Industrial Organisation
ECON4441 Labour Economics & Industrial Relations
ECON4447 Law and Economics
ECON4449 South East Asian Economic Policy & Development
ECON4453 Game Theory
ECON4476 Topics in Game Theory
ECON4480 Advanced Behavioral Economics
ECON4491 The Economy, Politics and the State
ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development
EMET4301 Applied Micro-econometrics
EMET4305 Economic Models & Introduction to Econometrics
EMET4308 Econometric Theory
EMET4310 Applied Macro & Financial Econometrics
EMET4312 Business & Economic Forecasting
EMET4314 Econometric Methods