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ECOP3601 - Cyclical Fluctuations

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Susan Schroeder
Phone: +61 2 9351 3666
Email: susan.schroeder@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit surveys historical and contemporary theories to explain cyclical behavior in a market economy, recognising there are different types of cycles. Students will be trained to use techniques to detect cycles, trends, volatility and turning points. Students will complete a project which detects cyclical behavior, analyses the social, political and institutional features of an economy that may influence cyclical patterns, and discusses the challenges for policymakers to softening the ill-effects of economic downturns and create conditions for recovery.

Assessments

1000wd essay (25%) and 2000wd research project (35%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Senior credit points from (ECOP2011 or ECOP2012 or ECOP2612)

Prohibitions

ECOP2601

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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