• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Markus Bruckner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2018
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The course will build on and extend material presented in ECON8022 Macroeconomic Theory. We will cover an equal amount of theory and applications. Students are expected to be comfortable with analytical thinking and have an aptitude for developing computational skills. Topics will include the study of: (i) Non-optimal dynamic economies; (ii) heterogenous agent models with incomplete markets; and (iii) strategic interactions in dynamic environments. These model environments are both of theoretical interest and find applications in modern macroeconomic quantitative analysis and policy.

Learning Outcomes

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

A student who successfully passes this course is expected to possess the following ability to:
• Read and understand recent developments published in rigorous professional outlets.
• Distil complex dynamic economic problems or facts into a parsimonious and relevant modeling framework. This involves discerning what are important assumptions to make in modelling, when faced with a given issue to address.
• 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 numerical methods in modelling.
• Work independently, in teams, and to develop intellectual leadership.

Other Information

Course dates:

Monday, 25 June: 2 lectures (4 hours)
Tuesday, 26 June: 2 lectures (4 hours)
Wednesday, 27 June: 2 lectures (4 hours)
Wednesday, 4 July: 2 lectures (4 hours)
Thursday, 5 July: 2 lectures (4 hours)
Friday, 6 July: 2 lectures (4 hours)

Preferred time: 1pm to 4pm

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

Indicative Assessment

The Assessment Structure comprises of problems sets and/or assignments and a final examination/project (with possibility of a 24-hour take-home component).

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ECON8022 Macroeconomic Theory. Incompatible with ECON4401.


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:
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
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

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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.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5786 25 Jun 2018 25 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 06 Jul 2018 In Person N/A

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