Economics Research Essay

Subject ECON40016 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Michael Coelli


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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Prescribed Texts:


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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