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Contemporary Issues in Economics (10085.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179613) - View
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    This unit focuses on the role of government in the economy in the light of relevant microeconomic and macroeconomic theories. Such analysis incorporates the policy constraints imposed by a country's political institutions and culture. Particular attention is paid to the pressures on policy making that arise from external constraints and institutions.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to use intermediate economic theory to:

    1. Apply these theories to the analysis of contemporary economic problems in Australia; and

    2. Argue the case for taking differing approaches to a range of important microeconomic and macroeconomic policy challenges.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    150 learning hours per semester.


    Introduction to Economics, 6355 OR Foundations of Microeconomics, 9518, AND Money, Employment and Growth, 10083 OR Foundations of Macroeconomics, 9519



    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics, 6400, & Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics, 6401

    Equivalent Units


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