- Class Number 7442
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Chung Tran Quang
- Chung Tran Quang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.
This course will expose students to the frontier research and cutting-edge modelling tools in contemporary macroeconomics. It will cover all pressing macroeconomic issues Australia faces now and years to come.
Stephen D. Williamson, “Macroeconomics”, 5th edition. Pearson Addison Wesley Publishers (International version).
You can purchase the textbook from the bookstore on campus, and a copy will also be available for short term loan in the Chifley Library.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction and Review (Chapters 1-3)|
|2||Economic Growth: Facts and Theory (Chapters 7-8)|
|3||Economic Growth: Macroeconomic Policy and Growth (Chapters 7-8)|
|4||Microfoundations: Household and Firm Behaviours (Chapters 4-5)||Test 1|
|5||One Period Macroeconomic Model (Chapter 5)|
|6||Saving and Investment Decisions (Chapters 9-10)||Mid-Semester Exam|
|7||Two Period Model (Chapter 10)|
|8||Dynamic General Equilibrium Model (Chapter 11)|
|9||Dynamic General Equilibrium Model: Applications (Chapter 11)||Test 2|
|10||Money, Banking, Prices and Monetary Policy (Chapter 12)|
|11||Real Business Cycle Model (Chapter 13)|
|12||New Keynesian Model (Chapter 14)|
You are expected to attend one tutorial each week from Week 2 onwards. You must enrol in a tutorial using the Wattle site for this course, and attend the tutorial in which you are enrolled. A selection of tutorials will be open for enrolment prior to the beginning of the semester - the remaining tutorials will be open in week 1 of Semester. When tutorials are available for enrolment, follow these steps:
1. Log on to Wattle, and go to the course site
2. Click on the link “Tutorial enrolment”
3. On the right of the screen, click on the tab “Become Member of…..” for the tutorial class you wish to enter
4. Confirm your choice
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Test 1||5 %||12/08/2019||18/08/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Mid-Semester Exam||35 %||26/08/2019||31/08/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Test 2||5 %||30/09/2019||05/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Final exam||55 %||31/10/2019||29/11/2019||1,2,3,4|
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
This is an on-campus course. Attendance at all teaching events, while not compulsory, is expected in line with “Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning”, clause 2 paragraph (b).
In addition, tutorials are a discussion-based class. Providing worked solutions would not effectively compensate for missing a tutorial. Students who, through unavoidable and unplanned occurrences, are unable to attend a tutorial class one week are encouraged to work through the problems and attend a consultation session for discussion and solutions.
See information above in assessment tasks.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Your progress will be assessed during your tutorial classes. The test will be administered during week 4. Students must sit the tutorial tests in the tutorial group to which they have been allocated. Students who skip the in-tutorial tests will be able to count the final exam for bigger weighting of the total mark. Further details will be given in lectures.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The mid-semester will be held on the campus. The exact dates for each course will be announced by the University. The mid-semester exam is optional. Students who skip the mid-term will be able to count the final exam for bigger weighting of the total mark. Further details will be given in lectures.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The tests will be administered during week 9. Students must sit the tutorial tests in the tutorial group to which they have been allocated. There will be NO supplementary tests offered for the in-tutorial tests. Students who miss the in-tutorial tests will be able to count the final exam for bigger weighting of the total mark. Further details will be given in lectures.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The final exam will be held on the University campus. The exact dates for each course will be announced by the University. The final exam is compulsory to attend. Further details will be given in lectures.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Macroeconomics, Public Finance and Development Economics
Chung Tran Quang