Economics

.

Paper Details for 2017

ECON100-17A (HAM), 17A (SEC), 17B (HAM), 17T (BLK)

Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy ( Points:15)

An introduction to the analysis of market environments and the New Zealand economy from a business and policy perspective. This paper introduces students to the essential aspects of the micro- and macroeconomic environment within which individuals and businesses operate. It provides an introduction to the key characteristics of different types of economic environments from both business and policy perspectives, the ways in which market types can be analysed, and the central issues of business strategy that are relevant in markets and in the New Zealand economy.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17A (SEC)
Convenors:AProf   Michael Cameron
Dr   Steven Lim
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Michael Cameron
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17T (BLK)
Convenor: AProf Michael Cameron
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The (NET) offering of this paper is only available to students not resident in Hamilton, and at the discretion of the undergraduate convenor of Economics.


MNGT100-17B (HAM)

Management and Sustainability ( Points:15)

This paper looks at the nature and scope of sustainable development, and the role of households, firms and governments in improving the quality of life for current and future generations.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenors:Dr   Dan Marsh
Dr   Alison Henderson
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

ECON110-17B (HAM)

Economics and Society ( Points:15)

An introduction to the analysis of social issues from an economics perspective. This paper introduces students to key economic models with a specific focus on social and economic policy, and developing critical thinking skills in economics. A range of public policy topics are considered including intellectual property, information and media, the environment and natural resources, trade and globalisation, education, and health. These topics are explored using relevant theory and developed with the aid of numerous case studies.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Michael Cameron
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The (NET) offering of this paper is only available to students not resident in Hamilton, and at the discretion of the undergraduate convenor of Economics.


ECON200-17A (HAM), 17A (TGA), 17B (HAM), 17B (TGA)

Macroeconomics and the Global Economy ( Points:20)

An analysis of the overall performance of the national economy, the role of macroeconomic policy, and the interactions with the global economy. This paper helps students develop an understanding of the interrelationships between macroeconomic variables: the determinants of long-term growth, short-term economic fluctuations and unemployment; how monetary policy affects interest rates, prices and inflation; and the interactions with other nations via trade balance, net foreign investment and exchange rate effects.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17A (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Gazi Hassan
For Semester 17B (HAM) and 17B (TGA)
Convenor: Prof Les Oxley
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110 or a merit endorsement at Level 3 in NCEA Economics, and the permission of the Undergraduate Convenor of Department.

Notes: The Bill & Joan Flower Trust Prize in Global Economics is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper.

For this paper, (TGA) (TAI) (WIT) offerings, are only available for students studying at the relevant polytechnic or institute of technology.


ECON202-17A (HAM)

Microeconomics and Business Economics ( Points:20)

This paper develops the ability of students to use microeconomic theory to analyse economic problems of relevance to businesses, consumers, and governments. Students learn to apply the tools of formal economic analysis through the development and application of basic economic models. The course is based around the use of calculus and numerical approaches in Microsoft Excel to gain an in-depth understanding of important relationships within these models. Core topics include utility theory, firm theory, competition theory, and environmental policy. As an intermediate course in microeconomic analysis, this paper provides an important foundation for other economics courses, both at the 200 and 300 level.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Graeme Doole
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110 or a merit endorsement at Level 3 in NCEA Economics, and the permission of the Undergraduate Convenor of Department.

Restrictions: ECON302

Notes: The Foundation Professor's Prize in Economics is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper.


ECON204-17B (HAM), 17B (TGA), 17T (HAM)

Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance ( Points:20)

This paper provides students with a knowledge of quantitative techniques with particular reference to their use and application in economics and finance. The main focus is on regression analysis, optimisation and dynamic analysis. Emphasis is on applications; computer-based workshops are held weekly as an aid to understanding and to apply the theoretical techniques introduced in lectures. Students are expected to know basic mathematical techniques and Microsoft Excel will be used. This course is strongly recommended for students majoring in Finance.

For Semester 17B (HAM) and 17B (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Susan Olivia
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Susan Olivia
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110, and STAT121 or STAT160 or 16 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Mathematics

Restrictions: STAT221

Notes: For this paper (TGA) offering is only available for students studying at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

The Frankton Te Rapa Jaycees Prize in Economics is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper.


ECON217-17A (HAM)

Economics, Law and Policy ( Points:20)

This paper introduces students to the application of economic reasoning and techniques in the study of policy issues in law. The economic analysis of law involves the application of economic reasoning and techniques to policy issues in various legal areas including property law, contracts, tort law, and criminal law. The paper will analyse legal rules and policies in terms of their costs and benefits and their effects on individual behaviour.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Dan Marsh
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON317


ECON236-17A (HAM)

Comparative Economics in Global Perspective ( Points:20)

An introduction to essential issues in the global economic environment. This paper takes a broad approach in comparing economic systems and combines economic theory, real-life examples and topical case studies to analyse economic policy issues.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON336


ECON301-17B (HAM)

Monetary and Macroeconomics ( Points:20)

This paper enables students to appreciate the main long and short-run macroeconomic models for both open and closed economies.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Mark Holmes
Prof   Les Oxley
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON200

Restrictions: ECON401 and ECON541


ECON302-17A (HAM)

Microeconomics and Business Economics ( Points:20)

This paper develops the ability of students to use microeconomic theory to analyse economic problems of relevance to businesses, consumers, and governments. Students learn to apply the tools of formal economic analysis through the development and application of basic economic models. The course is based around the use of calculus and numerical approaches in Microsoft Excel to gain an in-depth understanding of important relationships within these models. Core topics include utility theory, firm theory, competition theory, and environmental policy.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Graeme Doole
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON202


ECON304-17A (HAM)

Econometrics ( Points:20)

This paper provides the basic econometric skills essential for students pursuing careers as professional economists and careers in the financial sector. The more common statistical methods of estimation used in quantitative economics. Practical applications are emphasised. The computer package used in this paper is 'R' however, advanced computer skills are not required. A knowledge of the material covered in ECON204 is assumed, although the important relevant material is reviewed.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof John Gibson
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 or equivalent.

Restrictions: ECON404 and ECON543


ECON306-17B (HAM)

International Trade and Finance ( Points:20)

This paper provides a basic understanding of theories relating to international trade, foreign exchange markets and balance of policy issues. Theories include comparative advantage, distribution of income and gains from trade, new theories of international trade, the theory of trade policy, developments in the international trading system and New Zealand trade policy, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and future implications on the development of world trade, monitoring aspects of international economic relations, the balance of payments adjustment mechanisms and foreign exchange markets.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON406

Notes: The Brendan Thompson Prize is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper or ECON406 International Trade and Finance.


ECON307-17B (HAM)

Experimental and Behavioural Economics ( Points:20)

This paper is an introduction to experimental economics research methods. This course will introduce students to this popular method for testing and simulating economic theory. The course will stress the interaction of theory and experiments, seeking to relate questions in theory of markets, games and decisions to issues in experimental design and the analysis and interpretation of results. As part of the course, students will participate as a subject in a demonstration experiment for each lecture topic in order to provide hands-on experience with this modern scientific methods in the social sciences.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Steven Tucker
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON407

Notes: ECON307 is co-taught with ECON407. Enrolment in ECON307-16B (HAM) and ECON407-16B (HAM) is limited to 36 students in total across both papers.


ECON309-17A (HAM), 17XA (HAM)

New Economics of Business ( Points:20)

This paper emphasises concepts and techniques in the economics of business strategy. Students will be exposed to real world experiences in undertaking business activities, with the aim of preparing them to analyse investment opportunities, evaluate business models. The paper will include a variety of learning activities, including lectures, guest presentations (depending on availability) and case studies.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17XA (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Steven Lim
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100

Restrictions: ECON318, ECON409 and ECON418


FINA311-17A (HAM), 17A (TGA), 17T (HAM), 17T (TGA)

Corporate Finance ( Points:20)

A first paper in the principles and practice of corporate finance. Building upon the concepts of net present value and time value of money, the paper examines corporate capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital management.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17A (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Muhammad Qamar
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17T (HAM) and 17T (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Geeta Duppati
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: FINA201

Restrictions: FINA510

Notes: This paper will be delivered to Tauranga via video-conference.


FINA312-17B (HAM), 17B (TGA), 17S (HAM)

Portfolios and Markets ( Points:20)

This paper introduces the fundamental concepts related to portfolio decisions of individual and institutional investors. Based on the concept of risk-return trade-off, it discusses the techniques and implications of efficient portfolio diversification and the allocation of assets among different securities. A special feature of this paper is that it provides an opportunity to students to work on an investment project using real world data.

For Semester 17B (HAM) and 17B (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Greg Hou
For Semester 17S (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Geeta Duppati
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: FINA201

Restrictions: FINA517


FINA313-17B (HAM), 17B (TGA), 17S (NET)

Capital Markets ( Points:20)

This paper introduces students to the principal capital markets in Australasia, their associated institutions, markets, regulators and their financial functions.

For Semester 17B (HAM) and 17B (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Susanna Lu
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17S (NET)
Convenor: Dr Susanna Lu
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: FINA201


ECON314-17B (HAM)

Markets, Competition and Organisation ( Points:20)

This paper considers the application of economic analysis to the study of business organisation and strategy, the nature of competition in markets, competition policy and the regulation of markets. Topics include: the nature of businesses and the costs of production, competitive and contestable market environments, monopolised markets and collusion, strategic competition in markets, product differentiation, competition policy and regulation in New Zealand, business organisation and co-ordination problems within firms.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Steven Tucker
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON202 or ECON217, and either ECON204 or a B grade or better in STAT160 or equivalent

Restrictions: ECON308, ECON408, ECON414


ECON315-17A (HAM)

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics ( Points:20)

This paper develops the ability of students to use economic theory to analyse issues in the management of natural resources and the environment. It includes an examination of the economics of sustainable development, resource use, pollution control and the conservation of the environment including practical applications.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Dan Marsh
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON415

Notes: The Bill & Joan Flower Trust Prize in Environmental Economics is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper.


ECON317-17A (HAM)

Economics, Law and Policy ( Points:20)

This paper introduces students to the application of economic reasoning and techniques in the study of policy issues in law. The economic analysis of law involves the application of economic reasoning and techniques to policy issues in various legal areas including property law, contracts, tort law and criminal law. The paper will analyse legal rules and policies in terms of their costs and benefits and their effects on individual behaviour.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Dan Marsh
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON217


ECON336-17A (HAM)

Comparative Economics in Global Perspective ( Points:20)

An introduction to essential issues in the global economic environment. This paper takes a broad approach in comparing economic systems and combines economic theory, real-life examples and topical case studies to analyse economic policy issues.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100, ECON110

Restrictions: ECON236


ECON339-17S (HAM)

Urban and Regional Economics ( Points:20)

This paper analyses: economic forces that shape the internal spatial structure of urban areas and systems as a whole, economic basis of patterns of regional growth and development, and the rationale and effectiveness of regional policies followed by selected countries.

For Semester 17S (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Jacques Poot
Dr   Matthew Roskruge
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON439


ECON390-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17S (HAM)

Directed Study ( Points:20)

This paper is available only to Waikato Management School students with the approval of the Undergraduate Convenor.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17B (HAM) and 17S (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 and the permission of the Undergraduate Convenor and 60 points above 100 level in Economics.

Notes: Students are required to arrange a supervisor and identify a topic before enrolling in this paper.


ECON399-17I (HAM)

Applied Project in Economics ( Points:20)

An applied research project investigating an economics related issue in an organisational context.

For Semester 17I (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 and at the discretion of the ECON399 Convenor

Restrictions: ACCT399 and FINA399

Notes: This paper is only available to students enrolled in the BBA(Fin).


ECON401-17B (HAM)

Monetary and Macroeconomics ( Points:20)

This paper enables students to appreciate the main long and short-run macroeconomic models for both open and closed economies.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Mark Holmes
Prof   Les Oxley
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON200

Restrictions: ECON301 and ECON541


ECON404-17A (HAM)

Econometrics ( Points:20)

This paper provides the basic econometric skills essential for students pursuing careers as professional economists and careers in the financial sector including the more common statistical methods of estimation used in quantitative economics. Practical applications are emphasised. The computer package used in this paper is 'R' however, advanced computer skills are not required. A knowledge of the material covered in ECON204 is assumed, although the important relevant material is reviewed.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof John Gibson
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 or equivalent

Restrictions: ECON304 and ECON543


ECON406-17B (HAM)

International Trade and Finance ( Points:20)

This paper provides a basic understanding of theories relating to international trade, foreign exchange markets and balance of policy issues. Theories include comparative advantage, distribution of income and gains from trade, new theories of international trade, the theory of trade policy, developments in the international trading system and New Zealand trade policy, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and future implications on the development of world trade, monitoring aspects of international economic relations, the balance of payments adjustment mechanisms and foreign exchange markets.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON306

Notes: The Brendan Thompson Prize is awarded to the top student of the year in this paper or ECON306 International Trade and Finance.


ECON407-17B (HAM)

Experimental and Behavioural Economics ( Points:20)

This paper is an introduction to experimental economics research methods. This course will introduce students to this popular method for testing and simulating economic theory. The course will stress the interaction of theory and experiments, seeking to relate questions in theory of markets, games and decisions to issues in experimental design and the analysis and interpretation of results. As part of the course, students will participate as a subject in a demonstration experiment for each lecture topic in order to provide hands-on experience with this modern scientific methods in the social sciences.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Steven Tucker
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON307

Notes: ECON307 is co-taught with ECON407. Enrolment in ECON307-16B (HAM) and ECON407-16B (HAM) is limited to 36 students in total across both papers.


ECON409-17A (HAM)

New Economics of Business ( Points:20)

This paper emphasises concepts and techniques in the economics of business strategy. Students will be exposed to real world experiences in undertaking business activities, with the aim of preparing them to analyse investment opportunities, evaluate business models. The paper will include a variety of learning activities, including lectures, guest presentations(depending on availability) and case studies.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Steven Lim
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100

Restrictions: ECON309, ECON318 and ECON418


ECON414-17B (HAM)

Markets, Competition and Organisation ( Points:20)

This paper considers the application of economic analysis to the study of business organisation and strategy, the nature of competition in markets, competition policy and the regulation of markets. Topics include: the nature of businesses and the costs of production, competitive and contestable market environments, monopolised markets and collusion, strategic competition in markets, product differentiation, competition policy and regulation in New Zealand, business organisation and co-ordination problems within firms.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Steven Tucker
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON202 or ECON302, and either ECON204 or a B grade or better in STAT160 or equivalent

Restrictions: ECON314, ECON308, ECON408


ECON415-17A (HAM)

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics ( Points:20)

This paper develops the ability of students to use economic theory to analyse issues in the management of natural resources and the environment. It includes an examination of the economics of sustainable development, resource use, pollution control and the conservation of the environment including practical applications.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Dan Marsh
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON315


FINA417-17A (HAM), 17A (TGA)

Multinational Financial Management ( Points:20)

This paper deals with finance subject matters faced by multinational corporations. The course examines exchange rate determination, currency exposure management, international investments, and international capital budgeting.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17A (TGA)
Convenor: Dr Muhammad Qamar
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: FINA201, FINA311 or FINA312

Restrictions: FINA317


ECON439-17S (HAM)

Urban and Regional Economics ( Points:20)

This paper analyses the economic forces which shape the internal spatial structure of urban areas and the urban systems as a whole focusing on Asia and Europe, the economic basis of patterns of regional growth and development; and the rationale and effectiveness of the regional policies followed by selected countries. 

For Semester 17S (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Jacques Poot
Dr   Matthew Roskruge
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON100 or ECON110

Restrictions: ECON339


ECON490-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17S (HAM)

Directed Study ( Points:20)

Topic to be advised

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17B (HAM) and 17S (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: Entry is at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department and 60 points above 100 level in Economics.

Notes: Students are required to arrange a supervisor and identify a topic before enrolling in this paper.


ECON495-17C (NET)

Industry Experience 4 ( Points:20)

This paper, usually taken after three years of study in the BMS, facilitates practical experience in an industry placement. Students are based in a host organisation they find for 4 - 13 weeks, and host organisations may be in New Zealand or overseas. Students are required to participate weekly in an electronic discussion with other students in the class, and complete a reflective report at the end of the employment period on a set of self-selected research topics.

For Semester 17C (NET)
Convenors:Dr   Gazi Hassan
Dr   Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS core compulsory papers and at least 40 points at 300 level in Economics.


ECON499-17F (HAM), 17G (HAM), 17I (HAM)

Report of an Investigation ( Points:20)

BMS students are required to undertake an economic investigation in an organisation outside the University (e.g. a firm or government department) and report their findings. Ideally the problem investigated will involve economic methodology and techniques studied at the undergraduate level. In some cases students can undertake an investigation within the University using library resources.

For Semester 17F (HAM) and 17G (HAM) and 17I (HAM)
Convenors:Dr   Gazi Hassan
Dr   Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS compulsory papers, and at least 40 points at 300 level in Economics.

Restrictions: ECON599


ECON501-17B (HAM)

Macroeconomic Analysis ( Points:15)

This paper covers selected aspects of macroeconomic theory, policy and evidence. Most of the topics are centred directly or indirectly on a stylised production function. They include economic growth, business cycles, employment, rational expectations, money and price behaviour and economic policy.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Mark Holmes
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON200, ECON204 and either ECON202 or at least 20 points at 200 level or above in Economics

Restrictions: ECON503, ECON505, ECON541


MNGT501-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17B (NET), 17T (HAM)

Research Methods in Management Studies ( Points:30)

This paper offers an introduction to research methods and methodology for postgraduate students toward enabling participants to form the knowledge and develop the skills needed to carry out independent research. A desired outcome is that students completing the paper would be able to design and defend a research study plan and be able to write up a comprehensive and cohesive research proposal. This is a broad introduction in order to accommodate management backgrounds generally. An aim of the paper is also to ensure that the student may emerge prepared for other and more advanced discipline, methodology or paradigm specific research method papers.

Prof   Chris Ryan
For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Paresha Sinha
For Semester 17B (HAM) and 17B (NET)
Convenors:Dr   Paresha Sinha
Prof   Chris Ryan
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenors:AProf   Anne Zahra
Dr   Gazi Hassan
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

MNGT502-17A (HAM)

Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance ( Points:15)

The half paper considers methodology and research methods.  It is designed for graduate students who are required to undertake research in economics or finance as part of their programme and/or those who will undertake research in economics or finance as part of their professional careers.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Steven Lim
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

ECON506-17T (HAM)

Economics for Business ( Points:15)

An advanced analysis of the economics of business from production through processing to markets and the consumer.

For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Frank Scrimgeour
Dr   Papu Siameja
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

ECON507-17B (HAM), 17T (HAM)

Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics ( Points:15)

This paper provides MPM and MPACCT students with a thorough grounding in the applied quantitative techniques required for professional practice in business, finance and economics. The main emphasis is on recognising which techniques are appropriate for particular types of problems, using the techniques and interpreting the results. Students learn to apply skills in data analysis and applied regression methods to a broad range of topics including business applications, corporate and international finance, international economics and macroeconomics using time series and panel data at household, firm and country level.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Susan Olivia
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenors:Dr   Gazi Hassan
Dr   Susan Olivia
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

ECON508-17B (HAM)

Applied Microeconomics with Game Theory ( Points:15)

This applied economics course introduces the basic concepts of game theory and illustrates how game theory can be used to study a variety of topics.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Steven Tucker
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON202 or ECON302, and at least 40 points at 200 level or above in Economics.


FINA510-17A (HAM), 17T (HAM)

Financial Theory and Corporate Policy ( Points:15)

This paper covers the principles of corporate finance. The material builds upon fundamental present value concepts to examine corporate capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and mergers and acquisitions. Students are expected to be able to critically evaluate the standard models used, and to have an appreciation of the recent research relating to their use. This paper will be taught in parallel with FINA311, but students will be required to study in detail the underlying theory and critically evaluate its use.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Muhammad Qamar
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Geeta Duppati
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 and FINA201 or equivalent

Restrictions: FINA311


ECON515-17A (HAM)

Economics and the Environment ( Points:30)

This paper is designed for students who have not majored in economics at undergraduate level. It includes an examination of the economics of sustainable development, resource use, pollution control and the conservation of the environment, with an emphasis on the development of appropriate public policies and regulations.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Dan Marsh
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

FINA517-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17S (HAM)

Investments, Portfolios and Financial Markets ( Points:15)

This paper will consider investments and the construction of efficient portfolios. It will include an analysis of the use of options and futures in risk management.
Students will be required to apply the theoretical concepts used to actual problems. An ability to critically evaluate the core financial models used will be required.
This paper will be taught in parallel with FINA312, but students will be required to study in detail the underlying theory and critically evaluate its use.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Ahmad Cheema
For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Greg Hou
For Semester 17S (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Geeta Duppati
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1

Prerequisites: ECON204 and FINA201 or equivalent

Restrictions: FINA312


FINA519-17B (HAM), 17T (HAM)

Derivatives Two ( Points:15)

This paper aims to enhance students' ability to understand and analyse derivatives beyond simple futures and options. Major topics include Black-Scholes model, delta-hedging, portfolio insurance, value at risk, GARCH conditional volatility models, credit derivatives, advanced issues of futures markets, exotic options and swaps.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenors:Dr   Greg Hou
Dr   Leon Li
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:1
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenor: Dr Greg Hou
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: FINA412, FINA502 or FINA509

Restrictions: FINA529


ECON524-17A (HAM)

Topics in Economic Policy Analysis ( Points:15)

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Anna Strutt
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: At least 40 points at 200 level or above in Economics.

Restrictions: ECON526


ECON528-17A (HAM)

Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance ( Points:15)

This module provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied analyses involving finance and economics. The focus of this paper is on the use of time-series data. The topics covered include unit root and co-integration testing, ARIMA modelling, GARCH modelling, regime-switching models, principal components analysis, nonlinearities and asymmetries.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Les Oxley
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: One of ECON304, ECON404, ECON543 or equivalent

Restrictions: ECON504


ECON529-17A (HAM), 17T (HAM)

Microeconometrics ( Points:15)

The purpose of this paper is to provide students with skills in microeconometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of empirical analyses using either cross-sectional or panel data on individuals, households or firms. Topics covered include: Maximum Likelihood Estimation: Instrumental Variables and Generalised Method of Moments Estimation; Discrete Choice Models; Limited Dependent Variable Models; Panel and Survey Data; Non- and Semi-parametric Models: Propensity Score Matching and Evaluation Methods.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: Prof John Gibson
For Semester 17T (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Riccardo Scarpa
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: One of ECON304, ECON404, ECON528, ECON543 or equivalent

Restrictions: ECON504


ECON532-17B (HAM)

International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics ( Points:15)

This module provides a systematic analysis of financial relationships among nations and related policy issues. Topics to be discussed include the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, the balance of payments, the international monetary system and adjustment and policy co-ordination.

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Mark Holmes
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 and at least 40 points at 300 level or above in Economics and/or Finance


ECON533-17B (HAM)

Topics in Trade and Development ( Points:15)

For Semester 17B (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   John Gibson
Dr   Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: At least 40 points at 200 level or above in Economics

Restrictions: ECON530, ECON531


ECON543-17A (HAM)

Applied Econometrics ( Points:15)

This postgraduate module in econometrics is for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree and covers multiple regression, model specification, multicollinearity and dummy variables, heteroscedasticity, serial correlation, dynamic models and forecasting.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenors:Prof   Riccardo Scarpa
Prof   John Gibson
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON204 or equivalent and at least 40 points at 300 level or above in Economics and/or Finance

Restrictions: ECON304 and ECON404


ECON552-17A (HAM)

Applied General Equilibrium Analysis ( Points:15)

The paper will focus on applied general equilibrium modelling, particularly of global trade. Students will have the opportunity to use real-world data and sophisticated international trade models in their assignments.

For Semester 17A (HAM)
Convenor: AProf Anna Strutt
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: ECON202

Restrictions: ECON517


ECON589-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17C (HAM), 17S (HAM)

Directed Study ( Points:15)

Selected topics may be available. Please discuss these with the Graduate Convenor.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17B (HAM) and 17C (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
For Semester 17S (HAM)
Convenor: Prof Jacques Poot
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: Permission of the Graduate Convenor.


ECON590-17A (HAM), 17B (HAM), 17C (HAM), 17S (HAM), 17Y (HAM)

Directed Study ( Points:30)

Selected topics may be available. Please discuss these with the Graduate Convenor.

For Semester 17A (HAM) and 17B (HAM) and 17C (HAM) and 17S (HAM) and 17Y (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: Permission of the Graduate Convenor.

Notes: Students are required to arrange a supervisor and identify a topic before enrolling in this paper.


ECON591-17C (HAM)

Economics Dissertation ( Points:30)

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

For Semester 17C (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The Guidelines for Research Course form must be approved by the department's Graduate Convenor prior to enrolment in this paper.


ECON592-17C (HAM)

Economics Dissertation ( Points:60)

Students enrolling in this paper should have a B+ grade average or better.

For Semester 17C (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The Guidelines for Research Course form must be approved by the department's Graduate Convenor prior to enrolment in this paper.


ECON593-17C (HAM)

Economics Thesis ( Points:90)

Students enrolling in this paper should have a A- grade average or better.

For Semester 17C (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The Guidelines for Research Course form must be approved by the department's Graduate Convenor prior to enrolment in this paper.


ECON594-17C (HAM)

Economics Thesis ( Points:120)

Students enrolling in this paper should have a A- grade average or better.

For Semester 17C (HAM)
Convenor:Not available at time of printing
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Notes: The Guidelines for Research Course form must be approved by the department's Graduate Convenor prior to enrolment in this paper.


ECON599-17F (HAM), 17G (HAM), 17I (HAM)

Report of an Investigation ( Points:30)

BMS students are required to undertake an economic investigation in an organisation outside the University (e.g. a firm or government department) and report their findings. Ideally the problem investigated will involve economic methodology and techniques studied at the undergraduate level. In some cases students can undertake an investigation within the University using library resources.

For Semester 17F (HAM) and 17G (HAM) and 17I (HAM)
Convenors:Dr   Gazi Hassan
Dr   Sayeeda Bano
Internal assessment/Exam ratio:1:0

Prerequisites: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS compulsory papers, and at least 40 points at 300 level in Economics.

Restrictions: ECON499


Information for year: 

ChooseWaikato

Apply Now! Prospectus