Studies in Advanced Economics 1

Subject ECON90057 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

To be completed over both Semester 1 & 2 of a single calendar year, commencing in Semester 1

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: To be determined in light of the mix of activities which comprise the delivery of the subject as described in the subject description.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the PhD in Economics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Subject Overview: This subject provides advanced study of a particular field of economics. Students will normally select a field of study from a pre-determined set of options although, subject to the availability of suitable academic resources, requests to study other fields will be considered by the Program Director. The exact content of the subject will be determined by the Program Director in consultation with the Head of Department and teaching staff, taking into account the specific interests and needs of individual students together with the available teaching resources.

Objectives: At the completion of this subject, students will have sufficient command of the subject area to successfully undertake original research in that field of economics.

Assessment: Assessment tasks specific to the individual content are to be contracted between the student, the lecturer(s) responsible for delivery of the subject material, and the Program Director. This will typically be comprised of some assignments/exercises and a major essay. The overall assessment will be equivalent to a 10,000 word essay.

Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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

  • detailed knowledge of the current state of literature in that particular field of economics;
  • the ability to critically assess contributions to the literature;
  • the skills needed to formulate and analyse models used in that field of economics;
  • the capability to prepare and present original research papers in that field.

Related Course(s): Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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