• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sonali Roy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

Macroeconomics is concerned with the operation of the economy as a whole, with attention paid to such things as unemployment, inflation, and interest rates, determination of the level of national income, savings and investment, and the exchange rate and the current account of the balance of payments. The course develops a consistent model of the economy to explore the interactions of key macroeconomic markets and variables and to examine the impacts of different kinds of shocks to the economy and the role of government budgetary and monetary policy in influencing the level of economic activity.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the core theoretical models used by macroeconomists, in particular the Solow growth model and the AS/AD-model;
  2. Discuss the usefulness and limitations of these models;
  3. Explain and understand some of the associated empirical implications and policy issues;
  4. Critically read and understand many newspaper and magazine articles covering current economic events;
  5. Have a brief overview of some of the institutional features of the Australian economy and some overseas economies.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Take home assignments and/or mid term and final exams. Details to be determined in class, in consultation with students and in accordance with ANU policy. Refer to the Course Outline (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Three lectures a week, one seminar plus a tutorial.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ECON8069

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2550 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 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
7465 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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