• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chung Tran Quang
    • Dr Cagri Kumru
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course introduces the student to methods and issues in contemporary macroeconomics. A good understanding of the various macroeconomic issues and models is vital for any student of economics, business and finance. A central theme is the inter-relationship between empirical macroeconomic outcomes and theoretical constructs for explaining or understanding these outcomes. These models can also be used to understand and re-invent macroeconomic policies. In this course we also aim to bring the themes in undergraduate macroeconomic studies closer to what is taught in graduate courses, and also closer to how macroeconomics is done in the best universities and policy institutions such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, the Reserve Banks of New Zealand and Australia.

Learning Outcomes

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

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Possess a coherent set of ideas for understanding macroeconomic phenomena and policy issues
  • Understand the assumptions, structure and micro-foundations of a macroeconomic model and understand its power and shortcomings
  • Formulate a relevant model and use such analytical tools in addressing a key macroeconomic question independently
  • Understand the different ways in which economic issues can be tackled.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

A combination of tutorial problem sets, in-tutorial tests, a mid-term examination and a final examination.

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Workload

Two/Three hours of lectures and a one-hour tutorial each week throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 and ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 (or ECON1100 Economics 1 (H) ). Incompatible with ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2 (H) and ECON2016 Economics II (H).

Majors

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4362 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7630 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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