What will I learn?

This micro-credential sets out models and examines the experience of the Pacific island economies. It links both models and experience to economic theory. It asks which models do a better job of explaining economic performance in the Pacific, and which provide a better guide to the future. It is designed to be useful both for those with an economics background, and for those without. It should be of interest to those who work or will work on the Pacific, but also for those with an interest in development economics, and its application to this region of the world.


Economic development - overview
Unique features of the Pacific - and variation within the Pacific
Models of the Pacific: geography v institutions
Pacific economic trajectories
Aid and the Pacific
Economic reform and the Pacific
Governance and the Pacific
Tourism and the Pacific
Fisheries and the Pacific
Labour mobility and the Pacific

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:

Apply theories of economic development to the Pacific
Be aware of key economic debates in relation to the Pacific
Understand major Pacific economic trends and profiles
Be familiar with key topics of central importance to the Pacific

Micro-credential stack information

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Which department am I in?

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Study options

Full Time (Workload: Contact hours: 12 hours, face-to-face or online (eg via Zoom). Individual study and assessment: approx. 50-60 hours.)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

To be confirmed


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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