University of Technology Sydney

23600 Economic Policy and Analysis (Capstone)

Requisite(s): (23005c Behavioural Economics OR 23002 Market Design) AND 23567 Intermediate Microeconomics AND 23568 Intermediate Macroeconomics AND (23509 Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation OR 23572 Applied Microeconometrics)
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Anti-requisite(s): 23003 Economic Policy and Market Design (Capstone) AND 23580 Contemporary Economic Perspectives (Capstone)



This capstone subject synthesises and applies prior learning in Economics to the analysis of contemporary social and business issues and economic policies. Students learn how to apply standard and behavioural economics principles to analyse complex social and economic problems, such as poverty and inequality, environmental degradation and sustainability, Indigenous matters, and discuss examples of policy interventions in these and other domains, e.g. public health, education, labour and financial markets, economic growth. The subject promotes an understanding of how institutional rules and incentives shape economic behaviours and outcomes and develops a set of skills needed for the analysis of applied research and policy questions in Economics.

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