ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This is an introductory unit in macroeconomics. Topics include national accounting; incomes and aggregate demand; inflation and unemployment; economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the operation of the Australian economy and the causes and effects of economic growth, inflation, unemployment and government policy; (2) develop the ability to analyse how foreign political and economic events affect the Australian economy; (3) critically evaluate the financial press as it relates to the macro economy; (4) assess how government policies and changing macroeconomic conditions affect their own welfare; and (5) reflect on recent economic history and its impact on current policy initiatives.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation; (2) assignment; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Elisa Birch
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1 : https://lms.uwa.edu.au/bbcswebdav/xid-4069736_1
Semester 2 : https://lms.uwa.edu.au/bbcswebdav/xid-4069743_1
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