ECF5300 - Special research topics in applied economics - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics


Associate Professor He-Ling Shi

Not offered in 2017


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 goals associated with this unit are to:

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


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

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)


ECC2000 or admission to course 3842 or with approval from the Course Director.