ECON 7219 - Macroeconomics III D
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ECON 7219 Course Macroeconomics III D Coordinating Unit School of Economics Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Prerequisites A minimum of a Credit in ECON 7071 Incompatible ECON 7096 Assumed Knowledge ECON 7011 Restrictions Available to GradCertEc, GradCertIntEc, GradDipIntEc, GradDipAppEc, MAppEc(Int), MAppEc, & MAppEc(PubPolicy) students only Course Description This subject presents an introduction to the advanced treatment of economic theory covered in Intermediate Macroeconomics. Topics covered may include general equilibrium, open economy models, advanced analysis of the role of wealth, expectations, and monetary and fiscal policy.
Course Coordinator: Professor Mark Weder
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Each week there will be two hours of lectures and each student is to attend one one-hour tutorial per week. Tutorials will commence in Week 2.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Know the basic concepts of macroeconomic theory and its microfoundations 2 Understand the theories and empirics of economic growth, economic fluctuations 3 Know and be able to analyse NKM and RBC models 4 Be able to apply macroeconomic models to real world situations
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3, 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3, 4
Required ResourcesStephen Williamson: Macroeconomics. Pearson. (4th or more recent editions)
Further readings supplied during semester via MyUni
Recommended ResourcesStudents enrolled in this course may request a paper copy of this course outline from the Professions Student Hub.
Online LearningAdditional material will be posted on the course MyUni website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents will be required to understand material as covered in the course lectures as well as additional assigned readings. Problem sets will reinforce key concepts covered in course lectures.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students in this course are expected to attend all one-hour lectures throughout the semester plus one tutorial class each week. Students are also expected to commit approximately 8 to 10 hours to private study, that is, study outside of your regular classes.
Learning Activities Summary
Understanding Short-Run Economic Fluctuations as well as Economic Growth
1. IS-LM and the Classical models (and math review)
2. Consumption, leisure and saving decisions
3. Labour markets
4. General equilibrium
5. Real Business Cycle models
6. New Keynesian models
7. Expectations, sentiments and animal spirits
8. Credit markets
9. Long-run growth
10. Fiscal and monetary policy issues
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Assessment SummaryThere will be two midterm exams (during week 4 and 8 resp), a take home exam (during week 10 or 11) and a final exam. The midterm examinations counts 60 percent towards the end grade. The take home exam counts 10 percent. The final counts 30 percent.
There will not be any make-up mid-semester tests or take home exams. Those who miss the mid-semester test(s) must obtain documentation in line with university regulations in order to avoid a grade of zero on the mid-semester tests or assignments. For those who miss the mid-semester test(s) and/or take home exam and obtain accepted documentation the relevant weight will be added to the weight of the final exam in determining the overall grade for the course.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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