Business Cycles and Asset Markets (ECOS3021)

UNIT OF STUDY

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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Classes

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

Assessment

class participation (5%), mid-semester test (20%), project report (25%) and 2hr final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902

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