The Bachelor of Economics at the University of Tasmania builds individual capacity for economic thought, and the ability to apply this mindset to solving problems faced by industry, government and the society at local, national and global levels. Our graduates will have the ability to synthesise information and build empirically-valid models to support economic decision-making. They will acquire skills to frame problems through an economics lens, to critically analyze data of relevance, and to generate knowledge and innovative evidence-based recommendations to support policy and practice.
Our curriculum is research-led, with a strong connection to the issues impacting on regional areas such as Tasmania. Throughout the curriculum, we draw heavily on the expertise of our disciplinary scholars to explore areas as diverse as conservation and management of natural resources (such as forests, fisheries and water resources), sustainable energy, social issues (such as housing, health and gambling), economic decisions of individuals and firms and their labour market implications, through to the effects of shocks and contagion on economies. Many of these issues are rooted in human behaviour, and our emerging expertise in behavioural economics allows us to bring psychological insights into understanding such behaviours, equipping our students with fundamental knowledge of the micro foundations underpinning macro phenomena. Our teaching is applied in focus, with a range of authentic learning activities linked to real-world economic situations. We provide a curriculum that nurtures economic ways of thinking and provides a context in which economic ideas are critically examined rather than taken at face value.
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