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Economics

178.100 Principles of Economic Policy 15 credits
The course provides students with a basic understanding of economic policy at industry, national and international levels.
178.110 The New Zealand Economy 15 credits
An introduction to the development and structure of the economy of New Zealand, with emphasis on actual issues and policies. International influences from a New Zealand perspective.
178.111 Quantitative Methods for Economics 15 credits
This course provides a foundation for students to develop their quantitative and analytical skills in the context of the Economics discipline.
178.200 Macroeconomics 15 credits
The development and application of macroeconomic models to globally-oriented economies, and the assessment of real-world policy problems from a practical perspective.
178.201 Microeconomics 15 credits
The development and application of models of consumer optimisation, producer behaviour, and competition in markets.
178.210 Economic Policy 15 credits
Macroeconomic and microeconomic policies and problems of unemployment, inflation, balance of payments, growth, market distortions and public goods. Justification for government intervention and its effectiveness. Application of economic principles will be stressed and social considerations incorporate emphasis on the New Zealand experience.
178.221 Methods of Economic Analysis 15 credits
An introduction to the techniques of quantitative economic analysis. The use of linear algebra and calculus in economics. Constrained optimisation. Simple dynamics.
178.239 Sport Economics 15 credits
An introduction to fundamental economic principles and concepts and their application to sports.
178.240 Managerial Economics 15 credits
Economic principles applied to decision problems of managers in a business organisation. Analysis of costs, revenues and profits in relation to a firm's objectives. Emphasis on pricing policy, investment decisions, advertising and promotion expenditure.
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits
The treatment of land resource questions in economics, including changing theoretical approaches to land and the income from the land, factors influencing the behaviour of land markets, environmental economics and land use, specific models of land use patterns, the question of the efficient use of land resources, estimating changing land use requirements, taxation in relation to land markets, location decision.
178.250 Contemporary Economic Issues 15 credits
A study of selected economic and socio-economic topics in a contemporary framework.
178.280 Economic Analysis and Applications 15 credits
An introduction to quantitative analysis and applications in economics.
178.300 Macroeconomic Policy and Applications 15 credits
This course incorporates financial markets into macroeconomic models and analyses government policies that address current macroeconomic events.
178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits
The modelling of microeconomic decision-making, with application to real-world issues.
178.307 Markets, Firms and Consumers 15 credits
Microeconomic analysis will be applied to problems in consumer behaviour, business strategies and investment choice, resource allocation and regulation.
178.308 Economic Analysis of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 15 credits
This course analyses the causes, characteristics and consequences of business cycles. A neo-classical framework is applied to situations commonly seen in small open economies such as New Zealand. The role and importance of financial markets is highlighted and used to prescribe optimal government policy in many frequently observed macroeconomic situations.
178.328 Project Evaluation 15 credits
Theoretical and empirical aspects of economics (benefit-cost analysis) and financial project evaluation. Consumption/investment decisions; discounted cash-flow techniques; cost of capital financing; risk and uncertainty; and shadow pricing for economic policy. Emphasis is on practical applications, using microcomputers, to projects and investments in developed and developing countries.
178.352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits
This capstone course conducts application-rich and current economic studies of the real and financial transactions between nations and analyses practical problems in the changing world economy.
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
Agri-food trade today. Gains from trade and barriers to trade. Agri-food trade policies in the EU, USA and selected Asian countries. The WTO and agri-food trade liberalisation. Measuring the impacts of trade liberalisation on developed and developing economies. Macroeconomics of agri-food trade. Linkages between agriculture, trade and environment.
178.360 Environmental Economics 15 credits
An introduction to the application of economic analysis, to environmental and climate change related issues and policies.
178.370 Development Economics 15 credits
An examination of major development problems and issues, both domestic and international, from a combined economic theory, empirical and policy-oriented perspective.
178.380 Applied Econometrics 15 credits
Specification and estimation of econometric models for policy analysis and forecasting. Treatment of common problems encountered in economic and financial data analysis.
178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits
The course provides an advanced exposition and critical assessment of selected topics from macroeconomic theory and policy. The general focus will be on the issues of short and long term effects of macroeconomic policies on the economy. The relationship between theory and empirical research is also examined.
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits
This course is a survey of developments in macroeconomic and microeconomic theory with extension into contemporary issues and practice.
178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits
This course is concerned with the monetary and macroeconomic relationships between countries. It deals with such issues as balance-of-payments problems and policies, the functioning of foreign exchange rate markets, the determination and causes of exchange-rate movements, the international monetary system, and derivative instruments including swaps, options and futures.
178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits
An examination of advanced microeconomic topics. The general focus will be on issues of industrial organisation and game theory.
178.718 Health Economics 30 credits
Subject areas to be covered include microeconomics for healthcare, the economics of politics and bureaus, demand for healthcare, the supply and organisation of healthcare, hospital behaviour, moral hazard, cost-benefit analysis in health, private versus public provision of healthcare and contemporary policy issues.
178.719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits
An analysis of the economics of climate change and evaluation of the mitigation options used by policy makers globally.
178.724 Applied Econometric Methods 15 credits
This course covers the specification, estimation and validation of econometric models for analysis and forecasting, incorporating in-depth discussions regarding the treatment of common problems encountered in data analysis.
178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits
This course introduces students to advanced methods used in econometrics and forecasting. Topics include time-series analysis; testing and model selection; simultaneous equations; nonstationarity; vector autoregressive models; causality and exogeneity; binary choice models and panel data analysis.
178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade 15 credits
An economic analysis of the global food markets with emphasis on international trade, agri-food policies, and on the industrial organisation of the contemporary food sector.
178.741 Research Methods in AgriCommerce 15 credits
An introduction to advanced methods used in agricommerce research. A selection of the basic research principles illustrated with examples from agricultural production and marketing, agribusiness management and consumer economics. This course has a practical orientation.
178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
Economic analysis of policy management issues in the use of natural resources and the environment. Concepts and principles will be discussed and applied to issues such as fisheries, land, water and climate change.
178.743 Contemporary Agribusiness Management 30 credits
This course provides a contemporary approach to critical analysis and evaluation of the management, governance and regulation of agribusiness within the global business environment.
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits
A critical assessment of topics from economic growth, international economics and the nature and measurement of development. There is an emphasis on the empirical and policy implications of development strategies including the relationship between managing development, role of the State, international economy, globalisation, trade theory and policy, global crises, and macroeconomic policy.
178.771 Economics 15 credits
A study of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory in the context of a modern open economy.
178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits
An introduction to the complex process of innovation and its many dimensions in advanced and emerging knowledge-based economies. The nature of knowledge, innovation and intellectual property, the microeconomics and macroeconomics of innovation, and policy at the firm and macro levels are examined in the context of a globalised world economy that faces major economic and environmental challenges.
178.781 Research Project Part 1 15 credits
178.782 Research Project Part 2 15 credits
178.799 Research Project 30 credits
178.894 Research Report 60 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.
178.896 Professional Practice 60 credits
Candidates will undertake professional practice within the subject area in which the Master of Management is being completed. Professional Practice may be conducted either individually or in groups and assessment of the outcome of the investigation may be in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations and case studies
178.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
178.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
178.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
178.900 PhD Economics 120 credits