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ECOP3601 - Cyclical Fluctuations

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Susan Schroeder


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.


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


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


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




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