• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Chunlai Chen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This is an introductory course to Macroeconomics. The course will examine the issues of macroeconomics, introduce the theories of macroeconomics, provide students with understanding of the methods and indicators used to analyze macroeconomic performance and the policy instruments available for tackling economic problems. The latter part of the course will examine macroeconomic challenges facing most countries, including economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and external instability. 


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  •  Demonstrate a sound understanding of the issues of macroeconomics --- long run economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and government and international deficits
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the economic relationships between households, firms and the governments
  • Demonstrate skills in measuring GDP, unemployment and inflation, and using these indicators to analyze macroeconomic performance
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the aggregate demand and aggregate supply framework
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of fiscal policy and monetary policy
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to identify macroeconomic issues and apply fiscal and monetary policy instruments to tackle these issues

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

on campus, weekly based.

Indicative Assessment

The assessment of the course has three parts:

  • Four assignments (20%)
  • Mid-semester exam (30%)
  • Final exam (50%)

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This course will be delivered over 13 weeks, involving a 2-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial each week. Students also need to spend a minimum of 7 hours per week to read textbook, lecture notes, write assignments, and do online exercises.

Prescribed Texts

The course will use the Macroeconomics part of McTaggart, D., C. Findlay and M. Parkin, (2007), Economics (5th Edition), Melbourne: Addison-Wesley.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1338
2014 $3582
2013 $3582
2012 $3582
2011 $3576
2010 $3570
2009 $3570
2008 $3402
2007 $3132
2006 $3084
2005 $2988
2004 $2412
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2014 $4146
2013 $4140
2012 $4140
2011 $4134
2010 $4134
2009 $4002
2008 $4002
2007 $3864
2006 $3864
2005 $3864
2004 $3864
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
7676 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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