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ECC2300

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Larry Cook

Synopsis

Issues include economic growth and inflation in a global context; international comparisons of policy and performance; objectives of monetary policy and central bank independence; forecasting and practical problems in policy making; financial markets and economic indicators.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be familiar with the way in which economists apply economic theory and institutional knowledge of relevant parts of the economy to analyse government macroeconomic policy options, and to make recommendations on policy actions
  2. understand and critically evaluate current policy debate on issues of macroeconomic policy
  3. evaluate the contributions and limitations of economic analysis for helping to understand and to evaluate macroeconomic policy options.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination (2 hours): 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Larry Cook

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECC1000 and ECC1100