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  • Political Problems and Policy ResponsesPPMN90042

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    This subject is designed to introduce students to key ideas from political science, providing a foundation for further study in governance, public policy and public management and should be undertaken early in the 200-point Master of Public Policy and Management. Students will problematise policy...

  • Business in AsiaIBUS90005


    Business in Asia is a field study-based subject that allows students to apply the skills they have developed in the core subjects of the MBA program. The main deliverable in the subject is a detailed research report describing a study in one of the developing markets of Asia, typically China. The...

  • Public Policy Lobbying StrategiesPPMN90031


    This subject is designed to develop an understanding of the links between contemporary public policy and political communication and lobbying processes, in particular how the political and media environment can be utilised to transform the public policy agendas of interest groups and NGOs into co...

  • U21 Advanced International StudyPPMN50001


    This subject involves a study of an approved topic in global public policy and international relations. Details of the program being offered will be available from the School. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contrib...

  • International Business ExperienceIBUS20007

    Offered:Summer Term, JulyYear:2019

    This subject will provide students with a broad overview of management and business in an International context through a substantial overseas learning experience with a partner University at destinations including National Chengchi University in Taiwan, Singapore Management University, Shanghai ...

  • GovernancePPMN90037

    Offered:March, AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines contemporary issues in governance in Australia and internationally. The subject critically examines both traditional and emerging governance models that have dominated recent public sector reform efforts in many parts of the world. The subject focuses on the implications of ...

  • Crisis ManagementPPMN90048


    Events like epidemics, earthquakes, floods, bushfires, or financial collapse pose significant challenges to societies that encounter them. Governments engage in crisis management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from such extreme events. Hence, crisis management is a key part of public pol...

  • Modelling the Australian MacroeconomyECOM40005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the use of macroeconomic models in economic policy analysis. The overall aim of the course is to discuss system approaches to estimating the macro-economy.  Special attention will be paid to the SVAR and DSGE approaches and the relationship between them.  The course will als...

  • Econometrics 3ECOM40006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces appropriate estimation and inference techniques for models that involve a single equation and those involving systems of equations. Normally topics will include asymtotic theory, maximum likelihood estimation, classical testing procedures, generalised least squares estimat...

  • MicroeconometricsECOM40001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The specification, estimation and testing of a range of models used to analyse microeconometric data is examined. The models to be considered may include discrete choice models, models for censored and truncated data, models of duration data, models with self-selectivity, models of count data, an...

  • Econometrics of Markets and CompetitionECOM90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course teaches students how to build econometric models from economic theory to investigate how markets operate, and evaluate policy-relevant questions. Applicants of econometric tools developed in this course will be highlighted in various fields of economics including industrial organizati...

  • Time Series Analysis and ForecastingECOM90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Normally topics will include current techniques used in forecasting in finance, accounting and economics such as regression models, Box-Jenkins, ARIMA models, vector autoregression, causality analysis, cointegration and forecast evaluation, ARCH models. The computer software used is EVIEWS.

  • Basic EconometricsECOM90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines multiple regression analysis and its use in economics, management, finance, accounting and marketing. Topics will include the properties of estimators, hypothesis testing, specification error, multicollinearity, dummy variables, heteroskedasticity, serial correlation. Empiri...

  • Financial EconometricsECOM40004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Features of financial data require specific methods of analysis. Basic econometric tools are presented for the analysis of data such as stock exchange returns, exchange rates, bonds prices, etc. Applications of econometric models in finance include option pricing, extreme values and value at risk...

  • Mathematics of Finance IIIACTL90003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The binomial model; risk-neutral pricing of derivative securities; introduction to Ito's formula and SDEs; stochastic asset models; Black-Scholes model; arbitrage and hedging; interest-rate models; actuarial applications.

  • Actuarial Practice And Control IACTL90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include insurance markets and products; underwriting and risk assessment; policy design; actuarial modelling; actuarial assumptions and feedback; reserving methods.

  • Life Insurance Models 2ACTL90007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides the groundwork for the capstone subject Life Contingencies. It provides students with a framework for actuarial modelling, and introduces the key ideas of stochastic processes as they apply in actuarial science. The subject also expands students’ existing knowledge of mortal...

  • Actuarial Practice and Control IIIACTL40009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers analysis of investment portfolios and asset classes from the perspective of an appointed actuary, with a view to identifying assets that suit the requirements of a variety of general insurance, life insurance, superannuation and other defined benefit liabilities.

  • Actuarial Modelling IIACTL30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include exact and census methods for estimating transition intensities based on age; goodness of fit and smoothness of graduated estimates versus crude estimates; actuarial modelling; general principles of stochastic processes; Markov chains in actuarial work.

  • Modelling the Australian MacroeconomyECOM90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the use of macroeconomic models in economic policy analysis. The overall aim of the course is to discuss system approaches to estimating the macro-economy.  Special attention will be paid to the SVAR and DSGE approaches and the relationship between them.  The course will als...