Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012
In recent times, macroeconomic issues have featured prominently in policy debates around the world. The first year macroeconomics course provided a broad overview of macroeconomic principles. This course extends the discussion by developing a well-founded knowledge and skills in macroeconomics principles and delving further into the mechanisms of the macroeconomy. In particular, this course examines the key issues of macroeconomic policy stabilisation, and focusing on the forces that drive long-term prosperity, business cycles and the role of policymakers, the role of the central bank in the conduct of monetary policy, and the features and role of financial and labour markets in the changing global economy. Students are equipped with the tools, skills and knowledge base necessary to critically and analytically evaluate the macroeconomy.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Examine the level of economic activity.
2. Analyse government fiscal policy, government spending and tax multipliers.
3. Analyse the Reserve Bank’s monetary policies and their effects on the economy
4. Explore full employment vis-a-vis non-full employment.
5. Investigate the characteristics of exchange rates regimes, capital mobility, and currency areas.
6. Appraise contemporary macroeconomic issues underlying national and global economies.
7. Critically analyse the role of international institutions in global economic stability through trade, finance and business.
|Content||This course includes but is not limited to the following topics:
1. The Macroeconomic Revolution
2. Keynesian and Classical Macroeconomics
3. The IS-LM Model and the Phillips Curve
4. Aggregate Demand-Supply Analysis
5. Output, Inflation and Unemployment
6. Real Business Cycle & New Keynesian Economics
7. Exchange Rates and the International Monetary System
8. Monetary Policy in the Open Economy
9. Fiscal Stabilisation Policy in the Open Economy
10.Policies to Promote Economic Growth
|Replacing Course(s)||This course replaces ECON2510 Macroeconomics II|
|Transition||This course is not available to students who have completed ECON2510.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion of ECON1002.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for ECON2002|