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EC5214 - Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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

  • Invigilated > Other exams - (60%)
  • Invigilated > Presentations - (15%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (25%).
First year undergraduate economics and statistics.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Rabiul Beg.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - 6 hours per week for the first 6 weeks.
  • 6 hours - Two 1.5 hour mid semester tests plus one 3 hour seminar
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.