ECC6690 - Research topics in open economy - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics


Professor Pushkar Maitra

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


A research forum for the exploration of new directions in research and advanced specialist topics in open economy analysis. Students will be introduced to the forefront of contemporary analytical developments that are relevant for policy formation. The scope of the subject encompasses the pure theory of international trade, open economy macroeconomics and international finance, and development economics.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. possess first-hand knowledge of the contemporary research agenda in the economics of the open economy
  2. be conversant with the evolving research literature that is represented in working papers and formal publications of leading researchers at home and abroad
  3. possess the qualifications to undertake technically advanced research assignments that are of contemporary analytical and policy relevance
  4. gain practical experience in, and understanding of PhD level research work.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must be enrolled in course code 0029 to undertake this unit