• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Beissner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course extends and reinforces the material developed in Macroeconomics 2 by analysing a number of policy issues in macroeconomics. Its objective is to show how practical problems can be structured and analysed using macroeconomic models and appropriate data. Most of the applications will be drawn from contemporary and historical Australian experience. Topics to be discussed include measurement and interpretation of macroeconomic aggregates; impact of the world economy on short-run fluctuations in Australia; determinants of economic growth and foreign debt; assessment of the impact of fiscal policy; inflation targets and monetary policy; and the persistence of unemployment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will: 
1. be able to use macroeconomic models to examine and understand recent major economic events in the Australian economy;
2. understand how to use different macroeconomic models to evaluate macreconomic activity;
3. be familiar with the main computational models used in Australia to forecast economic economic activity, and how they are used to evaluate policy proposals;
4. know how to report macroeconomic policy analysis in a coherent way with clear explanations of the economic intuition;

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Assignments, mid-semester exam and final exam

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Workload

Two/Three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (P) (or ECON2111 Microeconomics 2 (H) ) and ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2 (P) (or ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2 (H) or 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:
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 and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7620 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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