• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Economic Policy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Creina Day
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes..

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 and also monetary and fiscal policy.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts, theories, and core models of macroeconomics.
  2. Apply fundamental tools to analyse a variety of illustrations and examples, including macroeconomic 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.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking about the mechanisms in core models used to apply macroeconomic principles and assess public policies.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz (45 minutes) (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Mid-semester exam (2 hours) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final exam (3 hours) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable.

Prescribed Texts

Jones, Charles I. and Vollrath, Dietrich (2013) Introduction to Economic Growth, 3rd edition, W.W. Norton.

Romer, David (2019) Advanced Macroeconomics, 5th edition, McGraw Hill.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic background in mathematics will be assumed.


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:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
7227 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A
8934 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online N/A

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