ECON3303 Applied Macroeconomics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Professional Economics major sequence
  • Level 3 option in the Economics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit emphasises the application of intermediate macroeconomic theory to macroeconomic policy issues such as economic growth, financial regulation, fiscal policy and monetary policy, and business cycles.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify the key issues in recent macroeconomic policy; (2) identify the theory needed to analyse these issues and then learn how to conduct analysis using very standard and intuitive macroeconomic models; and (3) demonstrate the ability to apply, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from multiple sources to assess issues in macroeconomics that are relevant to both the private and public sectors.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) online home work; 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 Shawn Chen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
Incompatibility:
ECON3365 Macroeconomic Theory
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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