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About this major

The Economic Policy major focuses on developing the theoretical economic and statistical skills to be able to effectively understand and implement economic policy. This will provide a framework for the systematic analysis of policy, an understanding of the rationales for government activity in the economy, and a method for comparing the effectiveness of proposed policies using economic tools of analysis.

A focus of the major will include an assessment of the limitation of various economic policies, including their distributional consequences. An emphasis will also be placed on the effective communication of policy analysis.

As a graduate you could pursue a career as a policy analyst, economic commentator or journalist, or advisor in the government or NGO sectors.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This major is offered by the School of Economics

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers, such as:  

  • Economic journalist
  • Economist
  • Management consultant
  • Policy adviser 
  • Policy analyst
Courses that offer this major

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