Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures, tutorials and workshops per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
And, for students who did not achieve a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics in VCE Units 3 & 4 or equivalent, successful completion of:
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1
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Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Lawrence Uren, Ms Nahid Khan, Prof Robert Dixon
Summer: Nahid Khan
Semester 1: Lawrence Uren
Semester 2: Robert Dixon
An introduction to macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics will include economic aggregates such as production and employment, the general level of prices and inflation, the exchange rate, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policies, the balance of payments and economic growth. Analysis is particularly directed to current macroeconomic problems and policy issues.
• Explain the importance of the circular flow of income to macroeconomics.
A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%), two multiple choice tests, one conducted at the end of the fourth week of the semester, the other conducted in the eleventh week of the semester (10%), two assignments totalling not more than 2,500 words (20%), and tutorial attendance and participation (10%).
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You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
• High level of development: written communication; collaborative learning; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; application of theory to practice.
Bachelor of Environments |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
A Long-Run Economic Perspective |
Contemporary Public Economic Policy
Global Economic Issues
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