units

ECB2730

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Coordinator(s)

To be advised

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit develops analytical skills and fundamental concepts that economists need in order to understand the overall macroeconomic policies. It will cover: the cyclical behaviour of the economy; the determinants of the level of national income, money and inflation, interest rate, exchange rate, capital flows, international trade, and the natural rate of unemployment; the role of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies in influencing economic activities.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the impact of monetary and government policies on an open economy
  2. explain the policy consequences of consumption and investment decisions
  3. explain how macroeconomic policies affect the trade balance and income.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

To be advised

Prerequisites

Students must have passed ECB1102 or ECG1102 or ECW1102 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions