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ECX5466

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
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Jakob Madsen

Synopsis

Contemporary macroeconomics and recent policy debates, including market clearing and long-run equilibrium; classical dichotomy; money in the global economy; aggregate demand and price rigidity, microfoundations of macroeconomics, disequilibrium models; stock-flow interactions; wealth effects; rational expectations; policy ineffectiveness and Ricardian equivalence; money and credit; exchange rate regimes; new Keynesian macroeconomics; comovements of macro variables and macroeconomic forecasting.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • be aware of major recent developments in the field of macroeconomics
  • have a basic understanding of the concepts and techniques of macroeconomic forecasting using an applied general equilibrium (AGE) model
  • be aware of the major developments in the field of macroeconomics in the past ten years
  • be familiar with different macroeconomic models used for policy making and their points of emphasis
  • be able to make judicious policy predictions and undertake independent research studies.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Stephen Miller

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

ECC4660