• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Augustus Panton
    • Dr James Taylor
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely

This course introduces economic concepts and principles which are useful in understanding the general economic environment within which businesses and other organisations operate.

Microeconomics examines how consumers and firms make decisions and how they interact with each other in markets. Topics covered include supply and demand, consumer and firm behaviour, price determination and the operation of markets, situations of market failure, and the impact and role of government on the economy.

Macroeconomics studies the entire economy and its wellbeing. Macroeconomics looks at the effect of factors such as inflation, exchange rates, interest rates and trade on the well being and stability of the economy.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the introductory, canonical models of consumer and producer behaviour and of the macroeconomy.
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation of a modern economy.
  3. evaluate the effects of government interventions in individual markets and in the macroeconomy.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Problem Sets (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Personal Project (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Mid-Semester Exam (Microeconomics) (35) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Final Exam (Macroeconomics) (35) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed ECON1101 and ECON1102 or ECON7073 and ECON7074 or ECON8077.

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary

Specialisations

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4500
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
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
2450 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4837 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 Online View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7344 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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