• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Economic Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Creina Day
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

This course introduces students to the main classes of models in modern macroeconomics. The course is aimed at providing students with a sound knowledge of modern macroeconomic theory, an ability to formulate and solve problems analytically, and a general appreciation of how policymakers can use macroeconomic analysis in practice.The first half of the course will be devoted to growth models while the second half will deal with cyclical fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policy.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand key concepts, theories and core models of macroeconomics.
  2. Apply these tools to the analysis of a variety of illustrations and examples, including empirical trends and implications for policymakers.
  3. Explain and communicate macroeconomic concepts to a professional standard graphically, mathematically and in writing.
  4. Evaluate real world events and data using macroeconomic analysis.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Mid-semester exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final exam (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

A standard course workload is 130 hours including in class times and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Recommended textbooks for this course (available in the Chifley Library Reserve) 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.

Assumed Knowledge

Some basic background in undergraduate microeconomics and macroeconomics will be assumed.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2022 $4440 Standard Rate
2022 $3510 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
On Campus
5339 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Online
7160 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online N/A

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