2018 Winter School Subject List

Macroeconomic Theory (ECON5002) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Economics
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1)  School of Economics  - economics.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 04 Jan 2017 
End Date: 15 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

    Completed UG degree

  2. Prohibition: - 



This unit presumes no prior exposure to economics and aims, by the end of the unit, to bring a proficiency equivalent to that of students with an intermediate level macroeconomics unit in an Honours degree program. Many economic principles developed in this unit are routinely used in several other units in the program. Macroeconomics studies aggregate economic behaviour. The unit covers theories of the engines of long-run economic growth, of unemployment, of money, inflation, the interest rate and the exchange rate, as well as consumption, saving and investment behaviour. The unit also studies a number of applications of the theory and addresses contemporary macroeconomic problems and policy.


Online quizzes equivalent to 1500wd (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%)


Start Date: 04 Jan 2017     End Date: 15 Feb 2017

Lectures: Wed and Fri: 18:00 - 21:00 hrs

Final Exam: Fri 17 Feb at 6pm (2 hrs & 10 mins reading time).


Merewether Lecture Room 4 (Room 275)


To be advised.