2018 Summer School Subject List

Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECOS2002)

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

Instructors:
(1) Dr Matthew Smith - matthew.smith@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Student Information Office Economics - economics.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2018 
End Date: 20 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisite: - 

    ECON1002

  2. Corequisite: - 

    ECMT1020

  3. Prohibitions - 

    ECON2002 or ECON2902 or ECOS2902

Description

This unit of study develops models of the goods, money and labour markets, and examines issues in macroeconomic policy.

Macroeconomic relationships, covering consumption, investment, money and employment, are explored in detail. Macro-dynamic relationships, especially those linking inflation and unemployment, are also considered.

Exchange rates and open economy macroeconomics are also addressed.

In the last part of the unit, topics include the determinants and theories of economic growth, productivity and technology, the dynamics of the business cycle, counter-cyclical policy and the relationship between micro and macro policy in the context of recent Australian experience.

Assessment

Mid-semester test (30%), assignments (20%) & 2hr Final exam (50%)

Timetable

Start Date: 09 Jan 2018     End Date: 20 Feb 2018

Lectures

Tue 11:00 - 13:00

Thu 11:00 - 13:00

Tutorials

Tue 13:00 - 14:00 OR 14:00 - 15:00

Thu 13:00 - 14:00 OR 14:00 - 15:00

Final Exam

Thu 22nd Feb, 11:00 Start (2hr exam & 10 mins Reading Time)

Venues:

Merewether Lecture Room 5 (Room 277)

Texts

TBA