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EC5214 - Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is specifically designed for students who plan to do research in the areas of applied economics and / or applied finance. Students will explore a range of current research areas in economics and finance and commonly used methodologies within those areas. As such the subject will provide students with a range of current methodologies, which they may consider using in their research.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically appraise the data (information) to which researchers must have access, in order to operationalise different models (or theoretical frameworks);
  • demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of the statistical and econometric problems likely involved in operationalising different models (or theoretical frameworks);
  • critically evaluate and compare the ability of different models, theoretical frameworks, statistical and econometric techniques to generate information that is useful for specific policy/management problems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (60%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Assignment - (25%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
First year undergraduate economics and statistics.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.