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ECON12-202: Macroeconomics

Description

Why are economies unstable? Can globalisation benefit all? How do we achieve a sustainable economy? Does inequality undermine macroeconomic performance?  Macroeconomics provides the tools to understand these and many other questions facing entire economies. Unlike microeconomics which examines the economic actions of individual households, firms or industries, macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole. Understanding and explaining the importance of national income, monetary systems, employment, economic productivity and international trade are all central to this subject. You will also learn to explain and interpret current economic conditions and evaluate the short-term and long-term consequences of various macroeconomic interventions (e.g., tax levels, monetary supply, tariffs). 

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: ECON12-202
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Bond Business School
Semesters offered:
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2024 [Non Standard Offering (Admin only)]
  • May 2024 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2024 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Apply macroeconomic principles to identify recent movements in key economic indicators of the Australian economy and other economies.
  2. Explain the key differences between the short-run and long-run impacts of macroeconomic policies.
  3. Apply macroeconomic theories and concepts to explain the current global economic environment and policy conditions faced by the Australian Government.
  4. Explain the significance of the Australian economy in relation to the rest of the world and the implications of this interdependence in the balance of payments and exchange rate.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 11/09/2023
    Subject start: 11/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
    Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
    Teaching census: 06/10/2023
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 28/01/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 09/02/2024
  • Non Standard Offering (Admin only)
    Enrolment opens: 12/11/2023
    Semester start: 15/01/2024
    Subject start: 15/01/2024
    Cancellation 1: 29/01/2024
    Cancellation 2: 05/02/2024
    Last enrolment: 19/02/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/02/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/03/2024
    Teaching census: 04/03/2024
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/03/2024
    Semester start: 13/05/2024
    Subject start: 13/05/2024
    Cancellation 1: 27/05/2024
    Cancellation 2: 03/06/2024
    Last enrolment: 26/05/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/06/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/06/2024
    Teaching census: 07/06/2024
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2024
    Semester start: 09/09/2024
    Subject start: 09/09/2024
    Cancellation 1: 23/09/2024
    Cancellation 2: 30/09/2024
    Last enrolment: 22/09/2024
    Withdraw - Financial: 05/10/2024
    Withdraw - Academic: 26/10/2024
    Teaching census: 04/10/2024
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 11/09/2023
Subject start: 11/09/2023
Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
Teaching census: 06/10/2023