units

ECC5940

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Vai-Lam Mui

Synopsis

Issues include incentives and credibility problems in microeconomic policy making in both developed and developing economies, with particular attention to topics such as microeconomic issues in the public sector, the role of institutions, and the critical evaluation of microeconomic policy. Students are expected to build on basic microeconomics knowledge and to exhibit an understanding of the policy context.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. apply economic theory and institutional knowledge of relevant parts of the economy to analyse government microeconomic policy options, and to make recommendations on policy actions
  2. understand developments in policy debates in other countries and consider their impact on recent economic policies implemented in Australia
  3. evaluate the contributions and limitations of economic analysis for helping to understand and to evaluate microeconomic policy options.

Assessment

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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Prerequisites

Students must have passed ECC2000 or ECC5900 or ECX9000 or ECX5900 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

ECC2400 and ECX9400