ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit addresses core microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that underlie strategic business decision making and national/international policy formulations. Students discuss how individual firms and households make economic decisions and interact in markets; develop a solid understanding of the functioning of modern macroeconomic and financial markets; and acquire a deep insight of major historical and contemporary economic issues.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify core theoretical perspectives and how these influence business decisions and strategies; (2) develop and enhance basic analytical skills at a practical level with applications to industry data; (3) appreciate the dynamics of the global economy and macroeconomic policy formulations in the face of changing economic conditions; (4) interpret and effectively analyse economic policy and present in the form of a report; and (5) develop effective teamwork skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class activities; (2) group assignment; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Son Nguyen
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.