ECON4418 Macroeconomic Theory

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
Content
This unit provides a formal treatment of macroeconomics and the current practice of macroeconomic policy. It is shown how government, consumer and investor behaviour 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 economic forecasting; and (3) gain an understanding of how macroeconomic models are used in economic policy formulation.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class tests; (2) assignments/in-class presentation; 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:
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005).

and
ECON3303 Applied Macroeconomics or ECON3272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists; for pre-2012 courses: ECON3365 Macroeconomic Theory or ECON7492 Macroeconomic Theory and Applications
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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