Seminar in Economics and Commerce A (ECON20014)

Develop your employability skills in this series of workshops and get ready to participate effectively in the workplace.

Seminar in Economics and Commerce A is aimed at high achieving second year students who are eager for a small-class experience. It will be taught in a similar fashion to a fourth-year honours subject, with each class being a mix of straight lecture, in-class activities, and lengthy class discussion. Students will be expected to engage with the subject matter and other students.

This subject also teaches research-level economics and thinking to students with a passion for economics. It introduces these students to frontier-research methods and topics from the core fields in economics, including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will be exposed to classic economics papers as well as concurrent papers and state-of-the-art techniques. Students will be encouraged to develop a research-mindset and an eye for open questions and a sense for what constitutes a well-defined research question.

Who can Apply?

This subject is available to second year high achieving students that have:

  • Successfully completed or are on track to complete ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1 and ECON20002 Intermediate Microeconomics or equivalent.
  • Successful applicants will have achieved excellent results in their Bachelor of Commerce. (A WAM of 75 or above.)

Applications will be assessed on WAM and then results in the prerequisite (or equivalent) subjects.

It is important to note that a quota of 20 students has been applied for 2024. Applications open on Monday 1 July 2024  and close Wednesday 10 July 2024.

The Faculty will aim to provide students with their outcome of their application by Tuesday 16 July 2024.

We strongly recommend that students enrol in a full-time load for Semester 2, 2024 until advised if their application has been successful. You will then nominate a subject to be withdrawn from so this subject may be enrolled.

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