ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis
Recommended Pre-requisite: ECO2001 and ECO2000. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
This course focuses on the role and work of the professional economist and policy analysts in the development and presentation of economic policy advice. Apart from emphasising applied economic analysis, the course addresses issues associated with policy ideology and value judgements, the nature of decision-making in the Australian and other economies, the nature, extent and use of economic power and potential conflict among policy objectives. Students are required to complete a minor essay and a major essay as part of their assessment.