units

ECC2300

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 Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael White

Synopsis

Issues include economic growth and inflation in a global context; international comparisons of policy and performance; objectives of monetary policy and central bank independence; forecasting and practical problems in policy making; financial markets and economic indicators.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be familiar with the way in which economists apply economic theory and institutional knowledge of relevant parts of the economy to analyse government macroeconomic policy options, and to make recommendations on policy actions
  2. understand and critically evaluate current policy debate on issues of macroeconomic policy
  3. evaluate the contributions and limitations of economic analysis for helping to understand and to evaluate macroeconomic policy options.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination: 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week

Prerequisites