Units of Study

ECOS3021 - Business Cycles and Asset Markets

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Kim

Description

The unit of study provides theoretical and empirical training in analysing macroeconomic fluctuations and the interactions between the real economy and asset markets. The unit of study will introduce theoretical models of the business cycle to identify sources of economic fluctuations. It then provides a theoretical framework in which the asset market-the real economy can be analysed. In addition to theoretical analysis, the unit will develop empirical tools for analysing economic and financial indicators as well as evaluating the performance of theoretical models. The role of government policy will also be discussed by taking both Australian and global episodes.

Assessments

class participation (5%), mid-semester exam (20%), project report (25%) , final exam (50%)

Classes

1 x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week

Prerequisites

ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902

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