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ETC4430 - Quantitative economic policy

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Associate Professor John Madden


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This course surveys contemporary macroeconometric and applied general equilibrium models as they are used for policy analysis. The focus of these models extends from fiscal, monetary and tax policy, through trade, tariffs and industry policy, to the environment and greenhouse gases. In their major written assignment, all students are expected to come to grips with some of the practical issues involved in policy modelling.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Written (assignments and exercises): 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1.5-hour lectures per week


ECC2010 and one of ETC3400 or ETC3410