Economics

Economics provides you with an advanced theoretical understanding of economics and its application to government and business decision-making. It's designed for early career economists and recent economics graduates who want to develop their expertise in applied economic tools and to undertake independent research. It is ideal if you are looking to extend your knowledge of economic analysis in the global economy, and focuses on areas of business strategy, competition policy, economic policy, project evaluation, pricing and risk and regulation. This specialisation gives you the opportunity to focus your studies into one of three streams; Development economics, Policy economics or Business economics. Alternatively, you can create your own stream selecting units that fit with your career aspirations.

You must complete one of the following economics streams.

Development economics

You must complete:

a. The following three units (24 points):
ECC5670 Economics of developing countries
ECC5690 Economic development
ECF5060 Applied economics research project (12 points)

b. One unit from the following units (6 points):
ECX5479 Project evaluation
ETC5341 Applied econometrics
ETF5320 Applied econometrics

c. Three units from the following units (18 points):
ECF5570 Field experiments for social and public policy
ECF5580 Macroeconomic theory and policy for developing countries ECF5590 Poverty, inequality and opportunity
ECX5001 Economics of environment and sustainability

Policy economics

You must complete:

a. The following unit (12 points):
ECF5060 Applied economics research project (12 points)
b. One unit from the following units (6 points):
ECX5479 Project evaluation
ETC5341 Applied econometrics
ETF5320 Applied econometrics
c. Five units from the following units (30 points):
ECC5711 Labour economics
ECC5810 Public economics
ECC5871 Political economy: Institutions, order and evidence
ECF5040 Industry economics
ECF5560 Cost bene

Business economics

You must complete:

a. The following unit (12 points):
ECF5060 Applied economics research project (12 points)
b. One unit from the following units (6 points):
ECX5479 Project evaluation
ETC5341 Applied econometrics
ETF5320 Applied econometrics
ETF5231 Business forecasting
c. Five units from the following units (30 points):
ECC5740 Economics of financial decision making
ECF5040 Industry economics or ECC5484 Industrial organisations ECF5200 Game theory and business strategy
ECF5410 Applied microeconomics
ECF5421 Applied macroeconomics
ECF5560 Cost benefit analysis and economic making
ECX5470 Competition, regulation and policy

Economics

You must complete:

a. The following three units (24 points):
ECF5410 Applied microeconomics *
ECF5421 Applied macroeconomics*
ECF5060 Applied economics research project (12 points)

* If you intend to progress to a PhD pathway, you must complete ECC5650 Microeconomic theory and ECC5660 Macroeconomic theory upon written permission from the Course Director to enrol in these units.

b. One unit from the following units (6 points):
ECX5479 Project evaluation
ETC5341 Applied econometrics
ETF5320 Applied econometrics
ETF5231 Business forecasting

c. Any three Economics units at level 5 (coded ECC, ECF or ECX) as long as you have the required prerequisite and there are no other restrictions on admission to the units, except the following: ECX5550 Business in Asia
ECX5750 Chinese economy and global business

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