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ECON 7238 - Challenges in Economic Policy and Applied Research

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week, including individual meetings
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Discovery Experience – Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: ECON 7001 or ECON 7243
Assumed Knowledge: 12 units of Economics PG or higher courses
Incompatible: ECON 7220
Assessment: Assessment will typically include the following components: class participation, literature review and a policy paper

The course deals with controversial aspects of economic policy faced by governments, focusing on real-world applications of economic insights. Policy challenges addressed in the course will range across different areas of policy. Issues of relevance to both domestic and international policy will be explored as will topics of particular importance in developing countries. This exploration also involves the development of relevant research skills and students undertaking individual research projects that exhibit original investigation, critical reflection and interpretation.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21935 LE01 15 12 30 Jul - 17 Sep Friday 9am - 12pm Marjoribanks, 126, SANTOS Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Friday 9am - 12pm Marjoribanks, 126, SANTOS Lecture Theatre
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face, however if you are in Adelaide attendance is required in person. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.