Courses & Units

Intermediate Macroeconomics BEA220




BEA220 is an intermediate level unit in macroeconomic theory and policy. Building upon the macro foundations taught in BEA121 Principles of Economics 2, this unit provides you with both a solid grounding in macroeconomics and prepares you for advanced study in the field. BEA220 Intermediate Macroeconomics is a core unit in the Bachelor of Economics. The unit may also be taken as an elective in the Business Economics Majors in the Bachelor of Business.


Unit name Intermediate Macroeconomics
Unit code BEA220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Associate Professor Joaquin Vespignani

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Explain intermediate level macroeconomic theory and concepts.
  • LO2: Employ economic tools to analyse and evaluate problems.
  • LO3: Communicate economic reasoning in a scholarly manner.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


Quiz (5%), Mid-semester exam (20%), Report (25%), Final exam (50%).

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Charles I. Jones (2016). Macroeconomics, 4e International Student Edition, W.W. Norton & Company, New York.


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