Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Janine Dixon


Applied general equilibrium economics is the basis of much of the economic modelling widely used today in government and business, in both advanced and developing economies. This unit covers introductory theory and applications of applied general equilibrium modelling and the associated data and computing. The study uses elementary calculus and matrix algebra.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain an introductory understanding of all aspects of applied general equilibrium (AGE) economics - theory, data, computing and application
  2. understand how AGE models represent linkages in the economy between industries, households, the government and foreigners
  3. explain, using an AGE model, the micro and macroeconomic effects of selected contemporary policy issues such as real wage rates setting, taxation policy (including carbon tax), the mining boom, the global financial crisis, or natural resource management.


Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination: 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

3 hours per week


ECC2000 and ECC2010 or equivalent; or permission