• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Weifeng Liu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course aims to acquaint student with key issues and models in international macroeconomics. It introduces students to macroeconomic accounting and standard open-economy macroeconomic models. These models are then used to understand important issues in international macroeconomics including the exchange rate, the current account, international capital mobility, exchange rate regimes, and monetary policy in open economies. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Recognise key concepts and core theories of international macroeconomics
  2. Apply economic tools to real world events and policy
  3. Communicate concepts, graphically, mathematically and in writing, to a professional standard
  4. Evaluate what is important and caste an argument in terms of relevant international macroeconomic models

Indicative Assessment

There will be two assignments (each 10%), one mid-semester exam (30%), and one final exam (50%).

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4 contact hours per week, including 2 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorials, and 1 hour of consultation. Depending on prior background, students are expected to spend around 6-10 hours per week outside contact hours.

Prescribed Texts

Students should note that lecture slides and tutorials will provide all required materials to complete the course. While students are not expected to purchase any textbook for the course, the list below provides a general guidance to relevant textbooks. The first one of the list is the primary reference of this course, while the following two items are supplementary materials on the contents, and the last one provides analytical and numerical methods for solving dynamic economic problems.

· Maurice Obstfeld and Kenneth Rogoff (1996). Foundations of International Macroeconomics. The MIT Press.

· Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz (2011). International Economics (9th ed.). Pearson/Addison-Wesley.

· Martin Uribe and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (2017). Open Economy Macroeconomics. The Princeton University Press.

· Jianjun Miao (2014). Economic Dynamics in Discrete Time. The MIT Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Foundations in undergraduate microeconomics and macroeconomics are assumed, and knowledge in calculus and optimization is essential.


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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8115 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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