ECC5010 - Special topics in advanced economics - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Liang Choon Wang


Dr Liang Choon Wang

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Students must be enrolled in B3701 BCom (Honours in Economics) or B6001 Master of Applied Economics and Econometrics


This unit introduces advanced economic theory and/or methodology in various areas of applied, theoretical, and policy economic analysis. Topics will be tailored to special research needs of students, and may include, but not be limited to, advanced economic theory, economic modelling, experimental economics methodology, and computation and simulation techniques.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding in a specific subject area of advanced economics of the main theories or methods used in the current academic literature
  2. learn how to apply the specific area of economic theory or methodology to a research problem.


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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