• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Amirreza Rahmani
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely

Economics 2(H) includes ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2 with two additional contact hours a week. It is designed for the better performing students who want to extend their exposure to economics beyond that offered in the standard second year courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. As such, students enrolling in this course should have achieved at least a credit (above 60%) for Microeconomics 2.

The Honours component includes advanced material in intermediate microeconomics. It builds on material that students have studied in Microeconomics 2, and is more mathematical (using basic calculus). Lectures will include topics drawn from public finance, international economics, welfare economics and cost benefit analysis, such as

utility and choice, household production, expected utility and choice under uncertainty, general equilibrium models with production, the trade-off between equity and efficiency, the theory of the second best, cost benefit analysis and the social discount rate.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of a coherent set of ideas for underlying macroeconomic phenomena and policy issues;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions, structure and micro-foundations of a macroeconomic model and recognise its power and shortcomings;
  3. formulate a relevant model and use such analytical tools in addressing a key macroeconomic question independently;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the different ways in which economic issues can be tackled;
  5. demonstrate the ability to analyse problems from an economic perspective, or at least understand how economists think;
  6. recognise the economic issues in a problem and apply the appropriate tools to analyse it.;
  7. demonstrate an understanding of the economic tools taught in class and be able to apply them to analyse real world problems and policy issues.

Indicative Assessment

  1. ECON2102 Quizzes (7) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. ECON2102 Mid Semester Exam (23) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. ECON2102 Final Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. ECON2016 Quizzes (5) [LO 5,6,7]
  5. ECON2016 Problem Sets (5) [LO 5,6,7]
  6. ECON2016 Final Exam (25) [LO 5,6,7]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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One hour of lecture and one hour of tutorial for ECON2016 plus two/three hours of lectures and a one-hour tutorial each week for ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ECON2101. You are not able to enrol I this course if you have previously completed ECON2102 or ECON2112

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text. A detailed outline, reading list and the associated readings for each topic will be placed on the course wattle web site

Assumed Knowledge

Standard intermediate economics, including an understanding of budget constraints, marginal analysis, and multivariate optimisation. An aptitude for advanced economic thinking.


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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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
8246 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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