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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Full year 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Peter Forsyth


Topics for seminar presentation are selected in consultation with the coordinator. A list of possible topics will be distributed but students are encouraged to propose subjects of interest to them, based in their own discipline. Students present one paper, act as formal discussant on another, and are expected to engage in discussion of others.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain experience in presenting issues of policy importance, based in their own disciplines, to non-specialist audiences in written and oral forms
  2. gain experience in analysing and discussing such issues in a seminar context
  3. become aware of the major issues involved in a range of related policy questions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Forsyth

Contact hours

One 1.5-hour seminar per week


Admission to fourth year honours, Graduate Diploma in Economics or preliminary masters in the Departments of Economics, Econometrics or Accounting and Finance