ECON5006 Topics in Agricultural Economics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (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 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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