Units of Study Outlines

ECOP2601 - Analysis of Business Cycles

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Susan Schroeder


This unit examines the various political economic aspects of business cycles. It surveys the predominant strands of thought, historical and contemporary, as to what causes cycles. The unit provides students with an overview of the ways that the upper turning point of a cycle has been, and is being, detected. Finally, it critically reviews how fiscal and monetary policies have been used to thwart the onset or soften the impact of crisis, drawing the implications for today's economic challenges.


1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and ( ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ECOP3601. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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