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  • 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...

  • General Insurance PracticeACTL90018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include the Australian General Insurance industry and products, actuarial estimation of claims cost, general insurance liabilities, general insurance pricing, capital management, accounting and regulatory reporting.

  • Development EconomicsECON40012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will cover development economics. The topics covered may include economic growth theory including models in which growth is endogenous, measurement of poverty and inequality, tests of the efficiency of labour and credit markets, consumption smoothing, micro-credit schemes and demograp...

  • MicroeconomicsECON90002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject is an advanced treatment of the Economics of Information and Game Theory. Students study the foundations of consumer and producer theory. Game theoretic interpretations of equilibrium are introduced including those appropriate for asymmetric situations. The concept of a Bayesian Nash ...

  • 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...

  • Economics of FinanceECON90034

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines important features of financial markets, illustrating how economic analysis can aid understanding of those features. Topics considered may include: payments systems (drawing on network economics); security issuance techniques (drawing on auction theory); credit rationing (dr...

  • Game TheoryECON90022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides a rigorous introduction to non-cooperative game theory and the economics of asymmetric information. The solution concepts covered include dominant strategies, as well as Nash, subgame perfect, Bayesian Nash and weak sequential equilibria.

  • Labour EconomicsECON90013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is an advanced subject in labour economics. Topics to be covered will include: Overview of labour market outcomes in Australia; Labour supply (including labour force participation, hours of work, and the effects of public policy); Labour demand; Human capital; Labour market discrimination; U...

  • Actuarial Science Research Report Part 2ACTL90017

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ACTL90016 Actuarial Science Research Report Part 1 for details

  • Macroeconomics for ManagersECON90032

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject covers issues relating to the labour market (employment and unemployment), the product market (consumption, saving and investment) and the markets for finance and foreign exchange. It covers the role of government economic policy as well as issues such as inflation and the balance of ...

  • 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...

  • Development EconomicsECON90023

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will cover development economics. The topics covered may include: economic growth theory, including models in which growth is endogenous; measurement of poverty and inequality; tests of the efficiency of labour and credit markets; consumption smoothing; micro-credit schemes; and demog...

  • Actuarial Practice and Control IIACTL90011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

      Topics include assessment of solvency; analysis of experience; analysis of surplus; actuarial techniques in the wider fields; and an introduction to professionalism.

  • Actuarial Practice and Control IIACTL40007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include assessment of solvency; analysis of experience; analysis of surplus; actuarial techniques in the wider fields; and an introduction to professionalism.

  • Topics in Experimental EconomicsECON40020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject aims to provide a foundation for original research in the fields of behavioural and experimental economics. First, it explores how behavioural economics extends traditional economics by incorporating insights into human behaviour derived from other fields such as psychology and sociol...

  • 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.

  • Topics in Experimental EconomicsECON90079

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject aims to provide a foundation for original research in the fields of behavioural and experimental economics. First, it explores how behavioural economics extends traditional economics by incorporating insights into human behaviour derived from other fields such as psychology and sociol...

  • Economics Research Report Part 2ECON90072

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Refer to ECON90071 Economics Research Report Part 1 for details

  • 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...