ECC2010 - Intermediate macroeconomics - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Qingyuan Du (First semester)
Dr Siew Ling Yew (Second semester)


Dr Qingyuan Du (First semester)
Dr Siew Ling Yew (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ECC1000 and ECC1100 or equivalent.




This unit develops analytical tools for understanding macroeconomic fundamentals. It provides students with a unified framework that can be used to analyse macroeconomic issues such as employment, productivity, growth, inflation, business cycles, and macroeconomic policies. The unit combines macroeconomic theory with real-world applications.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the basic macroeconomic frameworks
  2. analyse systematically the forces that determine changes in macroeconomic performance and living standards
  3. appraise critically the important current macroeconomic issues
  4. appreciate the nature and relevance of some significant recent developments in macroeconomics
  5. engage in rigorous economic analysis.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

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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