ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (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
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class participation and (2) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ishita Chatterjee
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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