Macroeconomics 3

Subject 316-892 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour workshop per week. (Not offered in 2009).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 316-891 Macroeconomics 2.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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.

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Subject Overview: This subject introduces students to the general equilibrium approach to the modelling the macroeconomy. Topics include the study of the business cycle, growth models and open economy Macroeconomics.

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identity the fundamental differences between the Neo-Walrasian and Keynesian research programmes;
  • Analyse the business cycle using the Lucas imperfect information and Real Business Cycle models;
  • Explain the concept of rational expectations and identify its implications including the monetary rules versus discretion debate, the Lucas critique and the consumption random walk hypothesis;
  • Describe the Solow-Swan neoclassical growth model, simple models of endogenous growth, and understand issues related to the empirical analysis of economic growth.
Assessment: One in-class test in the first half of the semester (10%), a 3,000 word assignment due in the second half of the semester (30%) and a two-hour final examination (60%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision making
  • Accessing economic and other information
  • Summarise and interpretation of information
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Collaborative learning and team work
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
Notes: Not offered in 2009.
Related Course(s): Master of Management (Economics)

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