Units of Study

ECON1002 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alex Meenathethil Thomas
Email: amee1387@uni.sydney.edu.au

Description

Introductory Macroeconomics addresses the analysis of the level of employment and economic activity in the economy as a whole. It is a compulsory core unit for the Bachelor of Economics and an alternative core unit for the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences. Introductory Macroeconomics examines the main factors that determine the overall levels of production and employment in the economy, including the influence of government policy and international trade. This analysis enables an exploration of money, interest rates and financial markets, and a deeper examination of inflation, unemployment and economic policy. It is assumed that students undertaking this unit will have a prior knowledge of mathematics.

Assessments

tutorial participation (5%), 5x online quizzes (10%), mid-semester test (25%), essay (10%) and 2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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