Applied Economics and Policy Analysis (intake at Autumn 2023 or afterwards)

School of Arts and Social Sciences Programmes & Courses   Taught Postgraduate Programmes   Master of Social Sciences   Applied Economics and Policy Analysis (intake at Autumn 2023 or afterwards)  
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 30 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
SOSC 8001AEF
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
6
49
SOSC 8002AEF
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
6
49
 
Students are also required to complete 18 credit-units of specialization
courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
ECON 8001AEF
Economic Analysis in Global Market
環球市場經濟分析
3
25
ECON 8002AEF
Econometrics and Applied Statistics
計量經濟學及應用統計學
3
25
ECON 8003AEF
Economic Development in Global Economy
世界經濟大勢下的經濟發展
3
25
ECON 8004AEF
Economic Analysis in Public Policy
公共政策的經濟分析
6
49
ECON 8005AEF
Data Science for Public Policy Analyst
公共政策分析師的數據科學
3
25
 
# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.