• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Economic Policy, Applied Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Timothy Kam
    • Dr William Coleman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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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 ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I). 

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed ECON7074. Incompatible with ECON4426.

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
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
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
4598 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 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
9645 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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