Master of Public Policy specialising in Economic Policy

Duration: 1-2 year full time (subject to eligibility)

Admission requirements

*A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in a public sector or related environment.

*Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

*Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

*Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

The Master of Public Policy (Economic Policy) specialisation provides elective units in the broad area of economic policy-making and will enable you to develop your interests in interrogating the relationships between economic analysis and democratic processes in contemporary policy-making.

The main theme running through the electives in the specialisation is how to improve government and the conduct of public policy in the light of an understanding of the way the economy works. Although some economics background is useful, electives are typically offered in non-technical economic ideas and analysis, business-government relations in the international economy, and applied policy areas such as trade, development, environment and the economic dimensions of social policy.

The specialisation builds on the Master of Public Policy’s core units, notably Economics for Government/ Economic Way of Thinking 1 and 2 as well as Government, Markets and Global Change.

For further information about the program or admission requirements please contact the program director:

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Program Director: Carsten Daugbjerg

Carsten Daugbjerg is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Aarhus University, Denmark. Previously he has held academic appointments at Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen. From 2009 to 2011 he was a visiting fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences, the ANU. His field of research is comparative public policy, specialising in agricultural policy reform, trade negotiations in the WTO, public and private food standards in global trade, government interest group relations and environmental policy.

He has published widely on these issues in leading international journals, has had four books published, including Ideas, Institutions and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization (Oxford University Press, 2009), and has contributed with chapters to numerous edited books. A substantial part of this research applies an inter-disciplinary approach.

He is a former Major in the Danish Royal Life Guards Regiment and served actively as a reserve officer in the Danish Army for seventeen years in parallel to his academic career. Until taking up his post at the ANU in 2013 he was also a part-time farmer in Denmark, producing organic beef and wheat.

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