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Semester 1

Key Developments in Modern Economic Analysis (ECNM10096)







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Visiting students must have an equivalent of at least 4 semester-long Economics courses at grade B or above for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in Intermediate Macroeconomics (with calculus); Intermediate Microeconomics (with calculus); Probability and Statistics; and Introductory Econometrics. If macroeconomics and microeconomics courses are not calculus-based, then, in addition, Calculus (or Mathematics for Economics) is required at grade B or above.

Course Summary

The course will look at a selection of the most important contributions to modern economics, with an emphasis on key conceptual developments that have influenced the current state of the subject.

Course Description

The course will examine some of the important recent developments in economics, focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on key contributions since 1950, especially those whose authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. Through an examination of the original as well as more modern academic literature, it will look at analytical concepts and techniques that were once novel but are now widely accepted. The course will also touch on the historical context in which economics evolved. The course will be taught though a mixture of lectures and tutorials.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 70%, Coursework 30%, Practical Exam 0%

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