units

ECC1100

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dinusha Dharmaratna

Synopsis

The scope of macroeconomics and its microeconomic underpinnings; aggregation problems; partial equilibrium and general equilibrium analysis; the circular flow of income as a general equilibrium model; the mutual dependence of financial flows and flows of goods and services; sectoral composition of aggregate demand; business and investment behaviour; government spending and taxation; external balance and determination of current and capital accounts; labour market and aggregate supply; money, credit, and the conduct of monetary policy; inflation and unemployment; macroeconomic effects of deregulation in Australia.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. interpret recent movements in key economic indicators of the Australian and other economies and appreciate some of the definitional and measurement problems associated with the available data
  2. understand the importance of distinguishing between the short-run and long-run impacts of macroeconomic policy
  3. apply economic analysis appropriate to achieving an understanding of the working of the macroeconomy
  4. recognise the significance of Australia's economy in relation to the rest of the world and the implications of this interdependence for the balance of payments and exchange rate.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECC1000 is recommended

Prohibitions