• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Patrick Carvalho
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will acquaint students with contemporary modern macroeconomics. Key questions relating to long-terms prospects for the wealth of nations and the short-terms fluctuations in aggregate economic outcomes will be discussed. In addressing these questions, we will need to develop some analytical tools, learn about the modern approaches to macroeconomic modelling, and appreciate the importance of empirical regularities in informing modelling. We will also discuss the relevance of some of these models toward informing macroeconomic policy and business decision making. Students are expected to possess or have the aptitude for some formal mathematical thinking and analysis (at a minimal level of ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists).  

Learning Outcomes

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

A student successfully completing this course should be able to:
• Understand key issues and questions in macroeconomics.
• Develop some idea about how to think about and solve current macroeconomic problems.
• Understand the connection between assumptions made and the conclusions drawn.
• Appreciate the shortcomings of models and to provide alternative improvements.
• Construct logical arguments and provide economic explanations consistent with the  workings of the model used.
• Use analytical and (some) numerical methods in modeling.
• Work independently, in teams, and to develop intellectual leadership.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment


  • Mid-semester exam - 30%
  • Final exam - 70%

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Workload

3 hrs contact per week plus private study time.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2088
2004 $2160
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9106 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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