|Short Description:||Economic Policy Analysis|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Commerce|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||091901 - Economics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course focuses on the role and work of the economist and policy analysts in the development, presentation and interpretation of economic policy advice. Apart from emphasizing applied economic analysis, the course addresses issues associated with the evaluation of a variety of micro and macro-economic policies, 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. Recurrent themes of the course include economic efficiency of government interventions, social welfare and its distributional consequences and cost-benefit analysis - concepts and practice, and sensitivity. Students are required to complete a minor essay and a major essay where they will cumulatively write their evaluation of an economic policy as part of their assessment.
|Semester 2, 2020||Online|