ECON5006 Topics in Agricultural Economics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- The applied agricultural economist spends a great deal of time researching and drafting short reports for a lay audience. This unit involves completion of a short research project where the key final output is a research report on a topical issue that can be understood by a lay audience supported by a technical appendix. Topics are developed in conjunction with the student and industry partners.
- Students are able to (1) undertake a structured literature review; (2) critically evaluate prior research; (3) effectively communicate research findings; and (4) prepare a publication quality report, including high-quality tables and graphics.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) literature review assignment and (2) research report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr James Fogarty
- Unit rules
- ECON5003 Fundamental Microeconomics for Agriculture and Policy
- Contact hours
- 1 hours per week for 10 weeks. The total work requirement for the unit is 150 hours.
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- 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.