Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics (6401.4)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. acquired the skills to apply microeconomic concepts and theories to important areas of microeconomic policy including the debates on privatisation, deregulation, labour market policy and social security policy
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There is no textbook for this unit. Students will be directed to the readings specified for each of the topics during the course.
Students can refer to standard textbooks of microeconomics such as
Principles of Microeconomics (Mankiw, 7th edition)
In general, useful web sites to keep track of include:
Department of Education and training https://www.education.gov.au/
Department of Employment: https://employment.gov.au/
NATSEM – http:// www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/
Productivity Commission –http:// www.pc.gov.au
Department of Health: http://www.health.gov.au/
Fair Work Australia web site www.fwa.gov.au
OECD – http://www.oecd.org
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Moodle site along with a hard copy to the Convenor.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
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Required IT skills
No particular IT skills are required.