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ECF9530

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton Winter semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Raschky

Synopsis

Microeconomics: scarcity; economic choice; economic systems; economic ideology; demand and supply analysis; consumer behaviour and elasticity; costs of production and profit maximisation; perfect competition and monopoly. Macroeconomics: aggregate demand and aggregate supply; Keynesian versus Neoclassical approaches; the money market and monetary policy; the government budget deficit and fiscal policy; the foreign exchange market and exchange rate policy; unemployment and inflation; the current and capital accounts.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • have a basic understanding of the methodology and principles of economics
  • have a basic understanding of micro and macro economics
  • present arguments and make decisions in the economic environment.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Rebecca Valenzuela

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

ECG9101