ECON4503 Advanced Economic Analysis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
Content
This unit provides an advanced course of study in a specialised area. Topics may include, for example, economic growth, international trade or economic development. The unit focuses on both theory and applied econometric or economic modelling.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) acquire skills expected of economists entering professional careers in economic policy institutions such as the Treasury and The Reserve Bank, or in private sector institutions; (2) demonstrate an in-depth understanding of often-used economic theories, applied methods such as economic modelling or applied econometrics, and how theory and policy interact; (3) apply a range of economic theories to solving current economic problem; and (4) demonstrate the capability to write and speak clearly and concisely.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project; (2) report
; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Simon Chang
Unit rules
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).
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.