Available in 2017
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful 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.


The 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


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.

Assumed knowledge

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Presentation

Formal Examination: Final exam

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term