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ECG2730

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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ernesto Valenzuela

Synopsis

Macroeconomic policy as it affects the open economy; policy consequences of consumption and investment decisions; analysis of policies with respect to the real exchange rate and trade balance; policy responses to assets price movements; policy goals under different international monetary systems; the economic benefits and costs of optimum currency areas; how policy-makers in Australia try to stabilise the economy.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the impact of monetary and government policies on an open economy;
  2. explain the policy consequences of consumption and investment decisions and
  3. explain how policies affect the trade balance and income;
  4. analyse policy responses to assets price movements;
  5. evaluate the economic benefits and costs of optimum currency areas.
  6. demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Students must have passed ECW1102 or ECG1102 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

ECW2120, ECW2730