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ECC5660

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Bruce Preston

Synopsis

Underpinnings of modern macroeconomics basic to models of growth and cyclical fluctuations as well as models of monetary and fiscal policies. Topics include neoclassical and endogenous growth theories; overlapping generations models with and without money; policy ineffectiveness issues; equilibrium business cycle as well as traditional Keynesian models of fluctuations; and models of incomplete nominal adjustment such as those of New-Keynesian and the Lucas-Supply variety.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop familiarity with the mathematical tools and techniques of modern macroeconomic theory
  2. understand the economics of growth and business cycle fluctuations
  3. appreciate the role of economic policy in the short and long-run
  4. enhance understanding of the basic theoretical approaches employed in specialist fields such as international economics, economic development/growth, dynamics stochastic general equilibrium and financial economics.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course code 3194 or 4427 to undertake this unit