ECON105-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Introduction to Macroeconomics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course introduces students to the macro economy and how it evolved to where it is today. We examine economic variables and how rises and falls in these variables affect people and businesses. We investigate how government policies, decisions by households and firms, and changes in the world economy affect inflation, exchange rates, interest rates, unemployment, growth, poverty and inequality and other economic outcomes we care about.

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary world economy and how it differs from past periods of time.
2. discuss the measurement of economic variables and how rises and falls in these variables impact on people and the UN SDGs (https://sdgs.un.org/goals).
3. explain the reasons for and consequences of Reserve Bank actions.
4. identify and explain changes in policy settings and analyse the effects of policy changes on economic outcomes that matter to people.

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.

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 445
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 612
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 121
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 445
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 340
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 John Britten 117
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 30 Apr

Course Coordinator

Stephen Hickson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 10%
Final Exam 50%
On-line multi-choice quizzes 10%
Term test 20%
Tutorial assessment 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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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