Economics Research Report

Subject ECON90007 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Seminars held at various times throughout the year. Both Semester 1 and Semester 2 (commencing in Semester 1).
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: 100 points in the Master of Economics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The Economics Research Report involves a two-semester program of study, (commencing in Semester One and completed in one calender year), during which students conduct and present the results of an independent piece of economic research. During this time students will be required to provide various progress reports on their work. The completed work is then submitted for assessment in the form of a written Research Report, which is not to exceed 12,000 words.

Objectives: On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Identify and develop a suitable and feasible topic;
  • Identify the bibliographic and data sources relevant to the topic;
  • Analyse the literature relevant to the topic;
  • Apply appropriate economic and econometric methods of analysis;
  • Orally present research in progress;
  • Complete a written research Report.
Assessment: The Research Report itself is examined. This makes up 100% of the assessment for the subject.
Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision making
  • Accessing economic and other information
  • Summary and interpretation of information
  • Using computer programs
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
Notes: It is expected that at least 10 non-contact hours of private study time per week will be required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance in this subject.
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce - Economics
Master of Economics

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