6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
This unit develops analytical skills and fundamental concepts that economists need in order to understand the overall macroeconomic policies. It will cover: the cyclical behaviour of the economy; the determinants of the level of national income, money and inflation, interest rate, exchange rate, capital flows, international trade, and the natural rate of unemployment; the role of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies in influencing economic activities.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- understand the impact of monetary and government policies on an open economy
- explain the policy consequences of consumption and investment decisions
- explain how macroeconomic policies affect the trade balance and income.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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To be advised