• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Cagri Kumru
    • Dr Chung Tran
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

This course introduces the student to methods and issues in contemporary macroeconomics. A good understanding of the various macroeconomic issues and models is vital for any student of economics, business and finance. A central theme is the inter-relationship between empirical macroeconomic outcomes and theoretical constructs for explaining or understanding these outcomes. These models can also be used to understand and re-invent macroeconomic policies. In this course we also aim to bring the themes in undergraduate macroeconomic studies closer to what is taught in graduate courses, and also closer to how macroeconomics is done in the best universities and policy institutions such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, the Reserve Banks of New Zealand and Australia.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Possess a coherent set of ideas for understanding macroeconomic phenomena and policy issues
  • Understand the assumptions, structure and micro-foundations of a macroeconomic model and understand its power and shortcomings
  • Formulate a relevant model and use such analytical tools in addressing a key macroeconomic question independently
  • Understand the different ways in which economic issues can be tackled.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

A combination of tutorial problem sets, in-tutorial tests, a mid-term examination and a final examination.

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Workload

3 hours of lectures + 1 hour of tutorial + private study

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 and ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 (or ECON1100 Economics 1 (H) ). Incompatible with ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2 (H) and ECON2016 Economics II (H).

Majors

Fees

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
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
3906 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7566 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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