A research dissertation of between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
The aim of the dissertation is for students to gain experience in undertaking economic research. This experience includes: planning a significant research project; bringing relevant economic theory and/or data and/or quantitative techniques to bear on a carefully specified problem; working largely independently (with a supervisor); and presenting the results of the research in a clear and well-organised fashion, both in seminars and the dissertation itself.
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,159.12|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,570.71|
- ECON 375
- ECON 485, ECON 490, ECON 492, ECON 495
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), BCom(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipArts, PGDipCom, PGDipSci
- Teaching staff
- A supervisor will be assigned based on the approved topic.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of ECON 480, a student should:
- Be able to design and undertake supervised academic research and apply higher order problem-solving skills.
- Have developed a depth of knowledge in a specific field of research.
- Have the ability to think logically, analytically and critically, particularly with respect to the academic literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methodologies.
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and have the ability to deal with these issues appropriately in the course of research.
- Have a high standard of written communication skills.