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Applied Economics and Policy Analysis

 
Features
  • Provides advanced training in economics, in order for students to analyse economic issues from economic viewpoints
  • Trains postgraduate economics students with sound knowledge in economic theory and econometrics modelling techniques to facilitate policy formulation and implication through developing optimal solutions, and to accomplish excellence in undertaking research in economics
     
  • Provides postgraduate education and training in public and economic policy analysis with econometric modelling and data science emphases
     
  • Graduates will be particularly competitive in the job market for positions directly related to economic research in both private and public sectors
 
Learning outcomes
 
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Explain economic issues and apply related concepts in analysing problems in economic policies and economic development;
     
  • Conduct economic analysis and apply appropriate quantitative methodologies to undertake research in a wide variety of economic and public policy issues;
     
  • Analyse critically how economic and public policy impact on individual countries;
     
  • Evaluate  influences  of  economic  policies  on  local  issues,  and  appraise the economic methodology in resolving local and global economic problems;
     
  • Comment on economic policies; and
     
  • Analyse how social and public policies impact on the economic development of Hong Kong.
     
Programme structures and contents#
 
Students must successfully complete at least 60 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
SOSC A821F
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
10
49
SOSC A822F
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
10
49
 
Students are also required to complete 40 credits from the following elective courses, among which 30 are from courses of the specializations (courses marked wih *):
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
*ECON A822F
Economic Analysis in Global Market
環球市場經濟分析
5
25
*ECON A823F
Econometrics and Applied Statistics
計量經濟學及應用統計學
5
25
*ECON A826F
Economic Development in Global Economy
世界經濟大勢下的經濟發展
5
25
*ECON A827F
Economic Analysis in Public Policy
公共政策的經濟分析
10
49
*ECON A828F
Data Science for Public Policy Analyst
公共政策分析師的數據科學
5
25
 
Students can choose either conduct a Research Project (SOSC A888F Research Project) or enrol in two courses that carry 5 credits each or one course that carries 10 credits:
Course code Course title Credit Contact hours
GAPG A821F
International Relations: Theories and Practices
國際關係:理論與實踐
5
25
GAPG A822F
Exploring Global Issues
探索全球議題
5
25
GAPG A824F
Global Political Economy: Theories and Key Issues
全球政治經濟:理論與關鍵議題
5
25
GAPG A825F
Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization
全球化下的社會和文化
5
25
GAPG A826F
Greater China: Governance and Politics
大中華:管治與政治
5
25
GAPG A833F
Global Governance
全球管治
5
25
PSYC A813F
Psychology for Work I: Assessment, Selection and Development
職場心理學I:測試、篩選及發展
5
25
PSYC A814F
Psychology for Consumer Studies
消費者研究之心理學
10
49
PSYC A815F
Psychology for Decision-Making
決策與心理學
10
49
PSYC A816F
Psychology for Work II: Organizational Behaviour
職場心理學II:組織行為
5
25
SOCI A811F
Crime and Criminology 
罪案與犯罪學
5
25
SOCI A812F
Punishment, Prison, and Penology
懲罰、監獄和刑罰學
5
25
SOCI A814F
Essentials of Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究的基礎
5
25
SOCI A815F
Key Issues in Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究主要課題
5
25
SOCI A816F
Criminology and Social Welfare
犯罪學與社會福利
5
25
SOCI A817F
Criminal Justice and Selected Crime Issues
刑事司法專題探討
5
25
SOSC A888F
Research Project  
研究報告
10
49

# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.
 

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