Courses & Units

Evaluating Alternatives BEA332

Hobart

Introduction

This unit builds on an understanding of microeconomic concepts in order to provide you with an introduction to several widely-applied economic evaluation and impact-assessment methods. Informing decision-makers about how best to allocate scarce resources is a key role for economists in both the private and public sectors. This unit equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to this process, and provides a comprehensive foundation for advanced study in the area.

The first module of the unit emphasises development of the practical skills required to conduct and critique a simple benefit-cost analysis of a project or program, including the ability to organise and present a benefit-cost analysis report effectively. The second module introduces you to approaches for assessing the impact of particular projects on the economy. The aim is to give you a working knowledge of how multi-sector models are constructed and estimated, and of how predicted impacts should be interpreted. The unit also provides you with the theoretical knowledge required to understand the implications, and limitations, of benefit-cost analysis and impact assessment.

Summary

Unit name Evaluating Alternatives
Unit code BEA332
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Economics and Finance
Coordinator

Dr Dugald Tinch

Teaching staff

Dr Dugald Tinch

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,055.00 091901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BEA111

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week.

Assessment

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Textbooks

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