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ECON6101: Special Topics in Economics 1

This unit of study consists of a special topic in economics, periodically available through staff research interests and the presence of visiting academic staff. As such, the topic and availability of the unit varies from semester to semester, and students should consult the unit of study outline for details pertinent to their intended semester of enrolment.

Code ECON6101
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(ECON5001 and ECON5002) or (ECON6701 and ECON6702)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate familiarity with the main models of political economy.
  • LO2. Identify the likely outcome arising from the interaction of political agents.
  • LO3. Recognise 'real world' economic situations that can be studied by developed models and predict the likely outcomes.
  • LO4. Understand the limitations of various models, distinguish between competing explanations, and critically evaluate competing theories.
  • LO5. Participate in public policy discussions arising in political environments.
  • LO6. Develop the skills needed to evaluate applied economic research.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.