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ECC6690 - Research topics in open economy

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Professor Ranjan Ray


Clayton First semester 2009 (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:

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


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


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

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