Applied Macroeconomics - ECON2104

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Economics

Course Outline: ECON2104 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ECON1102

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course examines the big-picture issues that affect households, businesses and governments. The emphasis is on practical approaches and on the use of macroeconomic theory to understand real-world policy debates. Topics include living standards, economic growth, population growth and real interest rates, the business cycle, fiscal and monetary policy, banking crises, financial crises and economic instability, a historical perspective of financial market institutions, labour markets, and income distribution. By bringing together applications of contemporary macroeconomic models with the wisdom of recent economic history, this subject aims to bring students closer to the world of economic policy and its challenges.
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