• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Timothy Kam
    • Chung Tran Quang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This course introduces contemporary theory for examining central questions in macroeconomics: growth, unemployment, inflation, and business cycles.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Be familiar with the main macroeconomic models used to study economic growth and the business cycle
  2. Be able to formulate in general equilibrium simple intertemporal models of household and firm behaviour
  3. Understand the key shocks and propagation mechanisms present in business cycle models
  4. Be able to solve and employ simple stochastic business cycle models to address questions about the macro-economy

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial problem sets/assignments (10%) {You are encouraged to form study groups but you must submit individual answers.} (10) [LO null]
  2. Mid semester exam (30%) (30) [LO null]
  3. Final exam (60%) (60) [LO null]

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Workload

12 hours per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ECON8025, ECON8026, and ECON8013. Incompatible with ECON4422.

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:
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, 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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2310 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
8218 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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