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ECOS3021: Business Cycles and Asset Markets

The unit of study provides theoretical and empirical training in analysing macroeconomic fluctuations and the interactions between the real economy and asset markets. The unit of study will introduce theoretical models of the business cycle to identify sources of economic fluctuations. It then provides a theoretical framework in which the asset market-the real economy can be analysed. In addition to theoretical analysis, the unit will develop empirical tools for analysing economic and financial indicators as well as evaluating the performance of theoretical models. The role of government policy will also be discussed by taking both Australian and global episodes.

Code ECOS3021
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
((ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)

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

  • LO1. explain the business cycle indicators that should be part of every economic analyst’s and decision-maker’s information set
  • LO2. employ empirical or theoretical models for understanding and analyzing fluctuations in the aggregate economy and asset prices, while understanding the limitations of the models
  • LO3. assess domestic and global economic conditions using key economic and financial indicators and critically evaluate government policy measures
  • LO4. work with other students cooperatively and responsibly.