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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1hr Mid-semester test (25%), 1x1000wd Empirical report (25%), 1x2hrExam (50%)
(ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)