ECON5508 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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) in-class presentation (group) and report (individual); 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
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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