Advanced Topics in Applied Economics II

Course code ECON4005Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course introduces students to advanced theory and empirics of applied microeconomics and macroeconomics and how these methods can be applied. The course provides students with skills to deploy different methods to explain critical issues in the key areas of applied economics. Students are expected to undertake and critically evaluate empirical work and related policy implications.

The topics taught in this course will not be repeated in ECON4004 Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I in any one year.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of advanced theoretical principles in a number of specialist areas of economics;
2. Analyse real world events, such as the global financial crisis; and
3. Apply these principles to analyse contemporary policy issues.
ContentThe course aims to critically evaluate contemporary theoretical, empirical and policy issues in selected specialised areas of economics. Although not limited to these topic areas, the topics covered in the course may include one or more of the following areas of economics. The topics taught in this course will be different to the topics taught in ECON4004 Advanced Topics in Applied Economics I.
1. Econometric Modelling
2. Labour Economics
3. Growth and Development
4. International Trade
5. International Money, Banking and Finance
6. Health Economics
7. Urban and Regional Economics
8. Environmental Economics
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor's degree or equivalent in economics.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Essays
Examination: FormalFinal examination
Presentations - ClassClass/seminar presentations
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Commerce (Hons)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ECON4005