ECON206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Intermediate Macroeconomics

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

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.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

ECON201

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 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 E16 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 F1 Lectorial 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Geography 602 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

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Report 20%
Problem sets 10%
Quizzes 10%
Mid-semester Test 30%
Final Exam 30%

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.

All ECON206 Occurrences

  • ECON206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018