Cyclical Fluctuations (ECOP3601)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research project (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 credit points from (ECOP2011, ECOP2012, ECOP2612)
Study this unit outside a degree
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