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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Solmaz Moslehi


The focus is on practical questions about how to achieve national economic growth and control inflation in the context of a global economy, with special attention to policy formulation and implementation and the dilemmas facing decision-makers in the government and private sectors. Macroeconomic forecasting and the methods for analysing the short-term and long-term trends are also considered. Australia's experience during the last two decades, in particular the impact of the Asian Currency Crisis, are examined closely.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify current major macroeconomic issues
  2. understand and examine government macroeconomic policy options
  3. evaluate the impact of government policy on business decision marking
  4. evaluate the effects of events like the Asian financial crisis on the domestic economy.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Solmaz Moslehi

Contact hours

3 hours per week