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ECF5300 - Special Research Topics in Applied Economics

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Wenli Cheng and Associate Professor He-Ling Shi


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)


This unit will draw on different fields of applied economics such as applied general equilibrium economics, monetary economics, international economics, labour economics, public finance, and international trade and finance. The studies in these areas will be drawn together by research workshops where students present research papers in their chosen topic.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:

  • develop appreciation of major economic dimensions of the environment in which business operates such as public sector and policy, regulatory frameworks, international linkages;
  • have a solid grounding in specific applications of economic analysis;
  • develop the ability to integrate the use of economic analysis of different settings;
  • develop analytical and writing skills in preparing research papers;
  • develop oral communication skills and gain experience in presenting economic analysis to non-specialist audiences.


Within semester assessment: 40%; Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week.


ECF5410 and ECF5420

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