MA in Professional Economics


The University of Western Australia

Type

Master's programs

Location

Australia

Perth

Australia

Location

Australia

Perth

Type

Master's programs


Professional Economics provides you with the depth of knowledge and skills required to become a professional economist. You will study microeconomic and macroeconomic frameworks to analyse economic problems, and produce and communicate economic research for fellow economists, business professionals and policymakers. You will also develop the capacity to analyse economic issues that pertain to the domestic and world economies. Professional Economics is ideal for students wishing to work in economic policy or pursue economic studies at PhD level. Upon graduating, you can choose to pursue a specialist career in government and business as a consultant, analyst or policy adviser. In this major you will study learn how apparently complex economic developments can be understood in terms of a set of simple, but fundamental principles such as the theory of choice. This economic approach can be applied to understanding topics as diverse as the economics of climate change, the valuation of currencies and other assets, the fairness of international trade, and the costs and benefits of different economic policies. This major is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, and other in-class activities. A key distinguishing feature of Economics at UWA is the background, training and prominence of the staff. They come from many different countries, were trained in some of the best universities in the world and are known internationally for the quality of their work. At UWA, we emphasise the foundations needed to understand the way the economy works, be it Australia, China, the US, or the world as a whole. Economics is at the forefront of controversial public policy issues such as economic growth and the stability of the entire economy, regulating financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policies, dealing with the so-called "multispeed" Australian economy, resource taxation, financing education, immigration, health insurance markets and retirement income planning.