ECON5514 Economic Research and Evaluation Methods
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- The objective of this unit is to give students a background in the various economic ways in which policies can be measured and evaluated. The topics include an introduction to the research process; how to design an economic research question; different types of economic data analysis (quantitative versus qualitative); and an introduction to the principles and practice of economic cost-benefit analysis.
- Students are able to (1) identify the various forms of research methods used in the economic evaluation of policy; (2) identify the advantages and disadvantages of different types of economic, financial and social data; (3) describe the different methodological tools and the circumstances when each is applicable in economic research evaluation; and (4) demonstrate an understanding of the principles and methodologies of a range of quantitative economic regression analysis techniques.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in class quizzes and tests; (2) presentations; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Shawn Chen and Dr Michael Jetter
- Contact hours
- seminars: 3 hours per week
- 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.