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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Yi Jin


This unit uses aggregate demand and supply analysis as a tool for identifying and explaining the business cycle, output growth employment, inflation and the current account deficit. The investigation will illustrate the impact of the macroeconomy on decisions by firms and other economic agents in the economy and the effect of fiscal and monetary policies on business outcomes. Key strategic variables affecting decision making in the macro business environment are interest rates, inflation and the Australian dollar.


The learning goals associate with this unit are to:

  1. understand and evaluate the importance of factors that determine aggregate output, employment, interest rates, the average price level and the exchange rate
  2. appreciate the influence of these factors on decision making in government, business and international trade
  3. enable students to demonstrate in individual summative assessments tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.


On-campus -- Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70% +

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECC1100, ECW1102