Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consolidate your knowledge of economics and of the skills required to practice economics in a professional capacity. On completion of the subject you will be equipped to analyse the impacts of public policy on individuals, businesses and the wider impacts on society. The subject involves analysing real world data to explain the impact of policy or economic events. This subject will be taught in three Modules, delivered by experts on a variety of topics that may include the environment, education, innovation, sports economics, macroeconomics and social policy. The subject provides an opportunity to consider particular cases drawn from current issues and topics using up to date techniques and analysis.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, student/staff class interactions and assessment task

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisitesECO3CMF AND ECO2MFG

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Information about readings will be provided in subject learning guide and LMS.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply analytical reasoning to explain the incentives and behaviour of individuals, firms and policymakers.
02. Use models and data to analyse economic events and propose optimal policy responses
03. Analyse government policy interventions intended to address market failures using empirical evidence taken from real world examples.
04. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills required to practice their chosen discipline

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBuly Cardak

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment (1200 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Policy evaluation (1200 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project (1200 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Employability task (400 word equivalent) This task will enhance student employability outcomes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4