6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Macroeconomic policy as it affects the open economy; policy consequences of consumption and investment decisions; analysis of policies with respect to the real exchange rate and trade balance; policy responses to assets price movements; policy goals under different international monetary systems; the economic benefits and costs of optimum currency areas; how policy-makers in Australia try to stabilise the economy.
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 policies affect the trade balance and income
- analyse policy responses to assets price movements
- evaluate the economic benefits and costs of optimum currency areas
- demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.
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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