ECON206-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Intermediate Macroeconomics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre (21/7-25/8, 15/9-29/9)
K1 Lecture Theatre (6/10-20/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 612
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A7
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 E12
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
13 Sep - 19 Sep

Course Coordinator

Philip Gunby


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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* 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 .

All ECON206 Occurrences

  • ECON206-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021