Business Cycles and Asset Markets (ECOS3021)


The unit of study provides theoretical and empirical training in analysing macroeconomic fluctuations and the interactions between the real economy and asset markets. The unit of study will introduce theoretical models of the business cycle to identify sources of economic fluctuations. It then provides a theoretical framework in which the asset market-the real economy can be analysed. In addition to theoretical analysis, the unit will develop empirical tools for analysing economic and financial indicators as well as evaluating the performance of theoretical models. The role of government policy will also be discussed by taking both Australian and global episodes.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1hr Mid-semester test (25%), 1x1000wd Empirical report (25%), 1x2hrExam (50%)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.