ECON206-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Intermediate Macroeconomics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Elsie Locke 104A
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A7
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
9 Sep - 15 Sep

Course Coordinator

Philip Gunby

Assessment

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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

  • ECON206-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024