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ECOS3020: Special Topic in Economics

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 ECOS3020
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
((ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)

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.