Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015: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 seminars, lectures and tutorials per week |
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Summer Term, Semester 1
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Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr May Li
This subject is an introduction to advanced study of macroeconomics. An integrated theoretical framework – a simple life cycle model – is used to explore the central issues of macroeconomics. Major topics to be covered include: income determination and economic growth, economic fluctuations and business cycle, fiscal and monetary policy, open economy and international trade.
The overall objective of this subject is to provide students with an integrated neoclassical approach to address substantive macroeconomic questions so as to improve their critical thinking and analytical skills and enhance their understanding of aggregate economic behaviour.
A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (65%), written assignments totalling approximately 2000 words due in week 5 and week 11 (15%), a 1-hour mid-semester exam (10%) 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.
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This subject is one of the three subjects which students proceeding to an honours degree in economics are required to take in third year, and has been designed accordingly. There are, however, no restrictions on entry to the subject which all third-year economics students are welcome to take.
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