ECO360 Economic Evaluation (8)
Economic Evaluation comprises the techniques by which projects and programs are assessed for their economic desirability. The subject introduces students to these techniques: cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness and cost utility analysis and multicriteria analysis. It considers the ethical issues raised by the use of economic evaluation for decisions about resource allocation, and the kinds of decisions for which each technique is appropriate.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Accounting and Finance
Assumed Knowledge
ECO110 and ECO120
Subject Relationships
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical basis of using economic evaluation for making decisions;
* Be able to use the techniques of economic evaluation to make decisions;
* Be able to assess the uses and limitations of the techniques.
The subject will cover the following topics:
Scarcity and community welfare.
The ethics of economic evaluation.
Introduction to cost-benefit analysis.
Non-market valuation.
Allowing for differential timing
Allowing for equity and sustainability.
Critiquing a cost-benefit analysis.
Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis
Multicriteria analysis.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.