- Class Number 7651
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
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- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
- Matthew Woolf
IDEC8008 introduces students to the main fields driving the research agenda in modern macroeconomics. The course is aimed at providing students with a comprehensive knowledge of modern macroeconomic theory in a way that develops intuition and a technical ability to apply macroeconomic theory in practice. Students will be equipped with the key tools needed to formulate and solve problems analytically and provided with an appreciation of how these tools can be used to understand real world events and policy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Recognise key concepts, theories and models of macroeconomics
2. Apply macroeconomic tools to the analysis of a variety of real world events, empirical trends and policy
3. Communicate concepts, graphically, mathematically and in writing, to a professional standard
4. Evaluate real world events and illustrate their arguments in terms of relevant macroeconomic models
The textbooks for this course are:
Jones, Charles I. and Vollrath, Dietrich (2013) Introduction to Economic Growth, 3rd edition, W. W. Norton
Romer, David (2019) Advanced Macroeconomics 5th edition (or earlier edition), McGraw Hill
A detailed outline to accompany the course schedule, with suggested readings in parentheses, will be posted on Wattle.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Stabilisation in Open Economy|
|2||Week 2: Solow with technological progress|
|3||Week 3: Population and Development|
|4||Week 4: R&D-based Growth|
|5||Week 5: Ramsey with Dynamic Optimisation|
|6||Week 6: Government Spending in Ramsey|
|7||Week 7: NO CLASS (Mid Semester Exam tentative date)||Exam time to be arranged during week beginning 21 September (tentative).|
|8||Week 8: Overlapping Generations|
|9||Week 9: Real Business Cycle|
|10||Week 10: Monetary Policy under uncertainty|
|11||Week 11: Globalisation and Development|
|12||Week 12: Review|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Mid-Term Exam (to be given during the week beginning 21 September (tentative), with the specific date to be arranged by the University)||40 %||21/09/2020||04/12/2020||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Final Exam (to be held during the examination period with the specific date to be arranged by the University)||60 %||05/11/2020||04/12/2020||1, 2, 3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU 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:
Assessment RequirementsThe 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 Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks 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.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-Term Exam (to be given during the week beginning 21 September (tentative), with the specific date to be arranged by the University)
Week 7 (tentative)
One mid-semester exam will be given during the week beginning 21 September (tentative), with the specific date to be arranged by the university.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Exam (to be held during the examination period with the specific date to be arranged by the University)
One final exam will be given during the final examination period with the specific date to be arranged by the university. The examinations will test students' understanding of the key macroeconomic issues learnt in class.
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