Note: this honours specialisation is not available for new enrolments in 2022.

you will be required to study higher level core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, review high-level research literature concerning economics and its various applications, undertake advanced data analysis and modelling skills in applied and theoretical economic research, and prepare a dissertation that is fit for publication in a reputed (at least B-level) economics journal. Successful completion of the honours specialisation demonstrates that you are competent in interpreting frontier research and applying advanced data analysis techniques in at least one field of economics and are able to undertake professional economic research within that same field.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) identify gaps in the research literature on a particular field in economics; (2) apply advanced data analysis and econometric techniques to critically evaluate theoretical and/or applied economic issues at a professional level; and (3) communicate effectively and succinctly the findings and economic policy outcomes from advanced economic research analyses.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Professional Economics major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours in Professional Economics can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (36 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
N/AECON4141Dissertation (Professional Economics) Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in BH013 Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (ID 27)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/AECON4142Dissertation (Professional Economics) Part 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics (ID 671)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/AECON4143Dissertation (Professional Economics) Part 3
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics (ID 671)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/AECON4144Dissertation (Professional Economics) Part 4
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics (ID 671)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1ECON4402Microeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Enrolment in
or
42620 Master of Economics Enrolment in
or
CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics ( Enrolment in BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and Successful completion of 144 credit points )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1ECON4418Macroeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
or
42620 Master of Economics Enrolment in
or
CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics ( Enrolment in BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and Successful completion of 144 credit points )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2ECON4413Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in
or
42620 Master of Economics Enrolment in
or
CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1ECON4503Advanced Economic Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
or
enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620).
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2ECON5519Public Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Public Policy (Economics specialisation) (42580) and completion of ECON5516 The Economics of Public Policy
or
enrolment in the Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil