ECON206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Intermediate Macroeconomics

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


ECON 206 provides an understanding of fluctuations of aggregate activity, the growth of a country’s standard of living, and how government choices affect these things. We study how people's and firms' decisions about consumption, saving, and investment affect their welfare and wealth, a country’s exports and capital flows, and the values of interest and exchange rates. We look at the role of money, inflation, credit, and the financial system in the economy. We use the aggregate demand and supply model to understand why the economy fluctuates and what it means for people's employment and income. Then we see if the government can stop or mitigate the effects of the fluctuations. Finally, we look at how we can improve our standard of living through economic growth.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.




Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E5 Lecture Theatre (13/9)
E8 Lecture Theatre (13/9)
E9 Lecture Theatre (13/9)
10 Sep - 16 Sep

Course Coordinator

Philip Gunby


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Quizzes 15%
Mid-semester Test 35%
Final Exam 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $790.00

International fee $3,350.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance.

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