This unit offers an introduction to modern macroeconomic thought, methods and policy. It emphasises microeconomic foundations to better integrate the study of macroeconomics with microeconomics. In doing so, it follows the approach consistent with current macroeconomic research and will prepare students for advanced studies in economics. Students will gain deeper insights into economic growth processes and business cycles and will learn to critically examine current economic conditions and policies using rigorous economic theoretical frameworks.
|Unit name||Monetary and Fiscal Policy|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Oscar Pavlov|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply appropriate economic models to the analysis of modern economies.
- Apply the appropriate economic models to critically evaluate, from different perspectives, contemporary fiscal and monetary policies.
- Effectively communicate policy analysis as well as evidence-based policy recommendations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (25%)|Assignment (25%)|Assignment (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:
Stephen D. Williamson (2018). Macroeconomics, 6th Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited.
The following additional readings will be posted on MyLO:
Chapter 6: Growth and Ideas. Charles I. Jones (2016). Macroeconomics, 4e International Student Edition, W.W. Norton & Company, New York.
Mankiw, N.G., Romer, D., Weil, D.N., (1992). A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 107, 407-437.
Supplementary readings and resources will be made available on MyLO.
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