Economics Research Essay

Subject ECON40016 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A series of 1-hour seminars held at various times throughout the year, not exceeding 24 hours in total
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into BH-COM or BH-ARTS (Economics).



Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The research essay consists of no more than 10 000 words, inclusive of bibliography, footnotes, tables, charts and appendices. The essay is unsupervised, but each student will have an adviser to whom they can address questions. Lectures will be held throughout both semesters. The research plan will be submitted prior to the last week of teaching in Semester 1 and a seminar delivered; and a draft of the essay to be submitted in the middle of Semester 2 and a seminar presentation made. Other presentations during Semester 2 may also be requested. Three copies of the essay and one copy on CD Rom are to be submitted to the department office by Monday 4pm in the last week of Semester 2.


Information not available.


The essay itself is examined. It is to be submitted to the department office by Monday 4pm in the last week of Semester 2.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.

  • Some level of development: collaborative learning.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Economics

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