Macroeconomic Principles

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Macroeconomic Principles

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to macroeconomics, including fiscal and monetary policies, the international sector, and analysis of income-expenditure, IS-LM and aggregate demand-aggregate supply models.

    Course Learning Objectives
    This course is intended as a first course in macroeconomics. It exposes students to the use of simple economic models, and so prepares students for further study in ECON and FINA courses. Analysis of these models will sometimes require knowledge of elementary mathematics, such as graphing lines and algebra.

    At the end of the course, students should be able to:
    - describe and explain key macroeconomic variables
    - analyse the basic income-expenditure model of macroeconomics
    - analyse the basic IS-LM model of the economy
    - analyse the macroeconomic impact of fiscal and monetary policy
    - analyse the macroeconomic impact of international trade and open economies.

    Assignment 6%
    Online Tests 9%
    Multi-choice test 25%
    Examination 60%

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