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Unit of study_

ECOS3997: Interdisciplinary Impact in Economics

This unit of study is concerned with the application of economic principles to problems in an interdisciplinary context. It builds on theoretical knowledge acquired in previous studies and introduces methods of applied economic analysis to real-world problems. Initially, a research problem will be presented by a guest lecturer. Supporting lectures will be delivered by the unit coordinator on the nature of research, appropriate theoretical concepts, quantitative methods and communication. Students will have an opportunity to define a research problem, conduct a literature review, analyse data, and present research results in an interdisciplinary context.

Code ECOS3997
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level from one of the following majors: Economics; Econometrics; Financial Economics; Environmental, Agricultural & Resource Economics
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Apply economic principles to problems in an interdisciplinary context.
  • LO2. Critically review relevant literature.
  • LO3. Apply appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques to generate and interpret results for interdisciplinary research problems.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of insights provided by economics as they apply to real-world problems in an interdisciplinary context.
  • LO5. Communicate research in an interdisciplinary audience.
  • LO6. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements involved in interdisciplinary research.

Unit outlines

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