- Code ECON3102
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Patrick Beissner
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
This course extends and reinforces the material developed in Macroeconomics 2 by analysing a number of policy issues in macroeconomics. Its objective is to show how practical problems can be structured and analysed using macroeconomic models and appropriate data. Most of the applications will be drawn from contemporary and historical Australian experience. Topics to be discussed include measurement and interpretation of macroeconomic aggregates; impact of the world economy on short-run fluctuations in Australia; determinants of economic growth and foreign debt; assessment of the impact of fiscal policy; inflation targets and monetary policy; and the persistence of unemployment.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate ability to use macroeconomic models to examine and understand recent major economic events in the Australian economy;
- display thorough understanding of different macroeconomic models to evaluate macroeconomic activity;
- prove familiarity with the main computational models used in Australia to forecast economic activity, and how they are used to evaluate policy proposals;
- exhibit detailed knowledge of how to report macroeconomic policy analysis in a coherent way with clear explanations of the economic intuition.
- Assessment may consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), quizzes, assignments or some combination thereof. See the Class Summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.
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