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ECON4948: Special Topic in Economic Analysis 1

This unit of study facilitates access to economics units outside the Honours program, such as those offered at postgraduate level. As such, the topic and availability of the unit varies from semester to semester, and students should seek the approval of the Honours coordinator to enrol.

Code ECON4948
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate skills in oral and written communication (through class discussions, tests and essay)
  • LO2. demonstrate skills in problem solving (through tutorial questions and tests)
  • LO3. demonstrate critical thinking (through class discussions, tests, tutorial questions and essay)
  • LO4. demonstrate basic modelling skills (through tutorial questions and tests)
  • LO5. identify and intuitively explain the key issues in international trade theory and policy
  • LO6. understand the importance of assumptions in the economic modelling of international trade
  • LO7. distinguish between the efficiency implications and distributional consequences of trade and trade policy
  • LO8. understand the role of politics in trade and vice versa
  • LO9. assess the costs and benefits of trade policy from an economic point of view
  • LO10. feel sufficiently informed to confidently participate in public policy discussions and be ready to challenge some of the misconceptions regarding trade and globalisation.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.