ECON5508 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit provides a formal treatment of macroeconomics and the current practice of macroeconomic policy. It is shown how how government, consumer and investor behavior affect the aggregate economy.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) learn how economic theory flows into the construction of macroeconomic models; (2) apply macroeconomic models for policy analysis and forecasting; (3) explain how macroeconomic models are used in economic policy formulation; (4) identify the institutional carriage of macroeconomic policy and its implications for macro policy implementation; and (5) demonstrate the capability to write and speak clearly and concisely on advanced macroeconomic theory.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class tests; (2) assignments/in-class presentations; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Rod Tyers
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON4418 Macroeconomic Theory (ID 769)
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
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