Macroeconomic Theory (ECON5002)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit presumes no prior exposure to economics and aims, by the end of the unit, to bring a proficiency equivalent to that of students with an intermediate level macroeconomics unit in an Honours degree program. Many economic principles developed in this unit are routinely used in several other units in the program. Macroeconomics studies aggregate economic behaviour. The unit covers theories of the engines of long-run economic growth, of unemployment, of money, inflation, the interest rate and the exchange rate, as well as consumption, saving and investment behaviour. The unit also studies a number of applications of the theory and addresses contemporary macroeconomic problems and policy.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Economics
- Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Economics
- Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Development Studies
- Master of Economics
- Master of Political Economy
- Master of Public Administration
Further unit of study information
1x3hr lecture/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory online tutorial/week
Online quizzes equivalent to 1500wd (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%),
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.