The core purposes of this course are:
(a) to understand, discuss, and evaluate economic policy on selected topics – e.g. pollution, progressive taxation, financial intermediation and the role of central banks, credit rationing and the use of behavioural nudges in pension savings;
(b) to familiarize you with the methodology and tools employed in investigating economic hypotheses empirically.
Prerequisites: (ECON1001 OR ECON1003) AND (ECON1002 OR ECON1007 OR STAT1003)