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ECON6910: Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis

This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of the latest theoretical and empirical policy-relevant developments in the field of advanced macroeconomics. The focus is on both theoretical understanding and the practical application of state-of-the-art modelling techniques. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of macroeconomics.

Code ECON6910
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(ECON6001 or ECON6701) and (ECON6002 or ECON6702) and (ECON6003 or ECON6703) and (ECMT6002 or ECMT6702)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a sound understanding of central bank inflation targeting frameworks
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of how central bank strategies have been affected by the global financial crisis
  • LO3. analyse current policy debates against the historical background of earlier crisis episodes
  • LO4. demonstrate the capacity to engage in well-informed debate on current issues in monetary and financial policy
  • LO5. interpret official policy statements in their broader context and communicate their key messages clearly and concisely.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.