ECONOMIC GROWTH AND STABILITY: THEORY AND EVIDENCE

ECO3EGS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on your knowledge of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You will develop your capacity to analyse Australian macroeconomic policy questions relating to, among other things, consumption, investment, long-run economic growth, macroeconomic stabilization, inflation and unemployment.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ECO2MFG or ECO2MAT or ECO2PPB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply economic concept and reasoning to analyse long-run economic growth.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial exercises, group assignments / problem sets
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply economic concepts and reasoning to analyse consumption and saving.

Activities:
Lectures, group assignments / problem sets, 1,500-word assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Apply economic concepts and reasoning to analyse unemployment viewed from a medium-term perspective.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials exercises, group assignments / problem sets
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Synthesise and communication solutions to policy questions related to economic growth, consumption, saving and unemployment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial exercises, 1500-word assignment and final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial exercisesEquivalent to 500 words. Summative assessment task.10 03
Five 100-word per-student-equivalent group-based problem sets / blog postsSummative assessment task.10 03
One 2-hour final examinationEquivalent to 2000 words. Summative assessment task. discipline-specific knowledge and skills. quant literacy50 01, 04
One 1,500-word (essay-based) individual assignmentSummative assessment task. inquiry research, critical thinking30 02