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ECON7030: Economics Research Project

This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the MEc by bringing together their knowledge in Economic theory and methodology to analyse an economic problem of their choice. This unit involves the writing and completion of a 6,000 word report. The emphasis is on students acquiring skills in identifying an economic problem, undertaking the required analysis using appropriate tools and disseminating the results.

Code ECON7030
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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24 credit points from Economics elective units of study
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ECON7010 or ECON7020

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

  • LO1. Identify a well-defined research question and, where appropriate, formulate testable hypotheses.
  • LO2. Synthesise the relevant literature and identify an area of potential contribution.
  • LO3. Apply economic analysis to address a specific research question.
  • LO4. Use appropriate empirical or theoretical tools to provide insight into the economic issue(s) under study and discuss the advantages of the chosen approach relative to other methods.
  • LO5. Communicate the result of the economic analysis to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in both written and verbal form.