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ECG9101 - Economic policy

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Mrs Judith Tennant

Offered

Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

An introduction to the study of economics; basic microeconomics; basic macroeconomics; revision.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop analytical skills through the rigorous use of geometric models
  • understand the main microeconomic issues associated with the decision making by individual consumers and firms
  • recognise the welfare and efficiency implications for society of government microeconomic policy decisions
  • appreciate and debate the main macroeconomic issues of inflation, unemployment and economic growth
  • critically analyse government policy responses to various issues within the open economy context of Australia.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Prohibitions

ECF9530

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