units

ECB2730

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)To be advised

Synopsis

This unit develops analytical skills and fundamental concepts that economists need in order to understand the overall macroeconomic policies. It will cover: the cyclical behaviour of the economy; the determinants of the level of national income, money and inflation, interest rate, exchange rate, capital flows, international trade, and the natural rate of unemployment; the role of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies in influencing economic activities.

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
  3. explain how macroeconomic policies affect the trade balance and income.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

To be advised

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed ECB1102 or ECG1102 or ECW1102 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions