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Economics and Public Policy and Global Affairs

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both Economics and Public Policy and Global Affairs, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes from the School of Social Sciences(SSS).
 
The Economics curriculum offers opportunities to pursue specializations in both the traditional, as well as contemporary areas such as micro- and macro-economics, growth and development, labour economics, financial economics, environmental economics, health economics and behavioural economics.
 
The Public Policy and Global Affairs curriculum focuses on public administration, public policy, Singapore politics and government, public organisation and management, comparative public administration, government budgeting and financial management, human resource management, international relations, public service ethics, and programme evaluation. The aim is to provide students with a general understanding of and exposure to the field of Public Administration and Public Policy. It complements the relevant curriculum in fields such as Economics by introducing the economics rationales behind policy decisions and policy impact in the context of economics.
 
Graduates from this programme will be suitable employees in both the public and private sectors in Singapore, and the global employment market. They’ll also be well positioned for post-graduate studies.
 
One possible career option is a Political Scientist. Using the critical thinking and analytical skills gained, Political Scientist collect public opinion and election data, look at how the law affects people's daily lives and making predictions about political trends.


PROGRAMME
Major Requirements (AUs)
General Education Requirement (GER) (AUs)
Total (AUs)
Core
Prescribed Electives
Final Year Project
GER Core
GER Prescribed Electives
GER Unrestricted Electives
Economics
15
35
8*
9
6
6
137
Public Policy and Global Affairs
15
35
8*


*Students may select one or two Final Year Projects, subject to the approval of the host schools. If they select just one, the remaining 8 AUs will be transferred to the Prescribed Electives of the other discipline. 

I. Economics Curriculum

 
Core
5 courses: 15AU
HE1001 Microeconomics Principles
HE1002 Macroeconomics Principles 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
HE2004 Introductory Econometrics OR HE2005 Principles of Econometrics


Prescribed Electives
10-11 Courses: 35 AUs
Students to choose and follow one of the three options presented in the tables below.

Option 1
 Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
 
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Five (5) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
15 AUs
 
2000
Three (3) HE2XXX and HE3XXX courses
9 AUs
 
3000
 
4000
Five (5) HE4XXX courses 
20 AUs
Five (5) HA4XXX courses
20 AUs
 
Total
10 HEXXX courses
35 AUs
10 HAXXX courses
35 AUs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Option 2
 
Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
 
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Eight (8) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
24 AUs
 
2000
Four (4) HE2XXX and HE3XXX courses

12 AUs
 
3000
 
4000
Four (4) HE4XXX courses 
16 AUs
Three (3) HA4XXX courses (12 AUs)
12 AUs
 
Total
10 HEXXX courses
34 AUs
11 HAXXX courses (36 AUs)
36 AUs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Option 3 
 
Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
 
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Six (6) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
18 AUs
 
2000
Six (6) HE2XXX/HE3XXX courses
18 AUs
 
3000
 
4000
Three (3) HE4XXX courses 
12 AUs
Four (4) HA4XXX courses (16 AUs)
16 AUs
 
Total
11 HEXXX courses
36 AUs
10 HAXXX courses
34 AUs
 
 

Economics Prescribed Electives
HE2006 International Monetary Economics
HE2007 Money and Banking
HE2008 Public Finance
HE2009 Industrial Organisation
HE2010 Development Economics
HE2011 Labour Economics & Labour Relations
HE2012 Economic Thought
HE2013 International Trade
HE2015 Macroeconomic Issues and Policies in Contemporary China
HE2020 Survey Methods and Sampling Technique
HE3001 Mathematical Economics
HE3002 Game Theory & Applications to Social Sciences
HE3003 The Chinese Economy
HE3004 Health Economics
HE3005 Environmental Economics
HE3006 Urban and Transport Economics
HE3007 Financial Economics
HE3009 Population Economics
HE3010 Energy Economics
HE3011 Cost‐Benefit Analysis
HE3012 Political Economy of East Asia
HE3013 Urban Economics
HE3014 Economics of Corporate Finance
HE3015 Political Economy
HE3016 Principles of Mathematics Finance
HE3020 Applied Econometrics
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics
HE3022 Econometric Modelling & Forecasting
HE3023 Econometric Analysis of Financial Data
HE3024 Introduction to Applied Economic Policy Research
HE3025 Introduction to Data Analytics  
HE4001 Advanced Microeconomics
HE4002 Advanced Macroeconomics
HE4003 Advanced International Finance
HE4004 Behavioural Economics
HE4005 Growth Theory and Empirics
HE4011 Current Topics in Economics
HE4012 Advanced Financial Economics
HE4013 Experimental Economics
HE4014 Information Economics
HE4015 Personnel Economics
HE4016 Quantitative Economics
HE4017 Monetary Economics
HE4018 Finance and Development
HE4020 Econometric Time Series Analysis
HE4021 Advanced Econometrics
HE4022 Empirical Strategy and Programme Evaluation

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 II. Public Policy and Global Affairs Curriculum​

  
Core
5 courses: 15AU
HA1001 Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy
HA1002 Introduction to Political Theory
HA1003 Introduction to Public Administration and Policy
HA1011 Politics of Singapore
HA1012 Fundamentals of Politics


Prescribed Electives
10-11 Courses: 35 AUs
Students to choose and follow one of the three options presented in the tables below.

Option 1
 
 Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
 
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Five (5) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
15 AUs
 
2000
Three (3) HE2XXX and HE3XXX courses
9 AUs
 
3000
 
4000
Five (5) HE4XXX courses 
20 AUs
Five (5) HA4XXX courses
20 AUs
 
Total
10 HEXXX courses
35 AUs
10 HAXXX courses
35 AUs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Option 2
 
 Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
 
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Eight (8) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
24 AUs
 
2000
Four (4) HE2XXX and HE3XXX courses

12 AUs
 
3000
 
4000
Four (4) HE4XXX courses 
16 AUs
Three (3) HA4XXX courses (12 AUs)
12 AUs
 
Total
10 HEXXX courses
34 AUs
11 HAXXX courses (36 AUs)
36 AUs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Option 3
 Level
Economics PE
AUs
PPGA PE
AUs
1000
Two (2) HE1XXX courses
Choose between
-  HE1003 and HE1004 or
-  HE1003 and HE1005 
6 AUs
Six (6) HA1XXX/HA2XXX/ HA3XXX
18 AUs
2000
Six (6) HE2XXX/HE3XXX courses
18 AUs
3000
4000
Three (3) HE4XXX courses 
12 AUs
Four (4) HA4XXX courses (16 AUs)
16 AUs
Total
11 HEXXX courses
36 AUs
10 HAXXX courses
34 AUs


Politics and International Relations
HA2003 Politics and Government in Southeast Asia
HA2004 Theories in International Relations
HA2005 Contemporary Political Theory
HA2006 The Rise of China
HA2015 China in Africa
HA2016 Global Governance and Regulation
HA3003 The Politics of Ethnicity
HA3004 United States and East Asia
HA3005 Politics of the Developing World
HA3006 Asian Political Thought
HA3014 Singapore's Foreign Policy
HA3015 Media and Politics
HA3016 China's Foreign Policy
HA3019 East Asian Security
HA3020 Justice
HA3022 The Origins of Modern Political Thought
HA4001 ASEAN in the 21st Century
HA4002 Politics of Democratization in East and West
HA4003 Globalization and East Asian Politics
HA4004 Terrorism and Security
HA4014 European Union
HA4016 Global Cities: Policy and Politics
HA4022 International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

Public Policy and Administration
HA1006 Public Administration in Singapore
HA1007 Public Policy-making in Singapore
HA2007 Human Resources Management in Public Sector
HA2008 Government, Nonprofits and Society
HA2009 The Making of E-government
HA2010 Public Administration in Southeast Asia
HA2011Cost-benefit Analysis in Public Policy
HA2012 Global Problems and Policy
HA2013 Comparative Public Policy
HA2014 Public Organization and Management
HA2024 Statistical Foundations for Public Administration and Policy
HA3007 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
HA3008 Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship
HA3009 Comparative Public Administration
HA3010 Mass Media and Public Policy
HA3011 Science, Technology and Public Policy
HA3012 Policy EvaluationHA3017 Governance and Politics of China
HA3018 Borderless Migration?
HA4005 Constitutional and Administrative Law in Singapore
HA4006 Special Topic in Public Administration
HA4008 Ethics of Public Administration and Policy
HA4009 Special Issues in Public Policy
HA4010 Technology, Innovation and Policy
HA4017 Economic Issues for Public Decision Making
HA4019 Methods in Political Theory
HA4023 The Politics of Social Policy
HA4024 Environmental Change and Policy Design 

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