ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 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 2 elective
Content
This is an intermediate unit in macroeconomic theory and policy applications. Topics include short-run economic fluctuations, long-run economic growth, unemployment, inflation and open economy.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain how equilibrium is determined in the goods and financial markets in a closed economy and (2) demonstrate an understanding of various macroeconomic models for analysing issues such as unemployment, inflation, growth and open economy.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) mid-semester examination; and (3) final examination. 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 Sam Tang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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