Macroeconomics: Growth, Stability and Crises
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
ECON 141 or 140
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to dynamic macroeconomic processes and recurrent problems, including the recent global instability. Themes covered include the theory of economic growth, productivity, business cycle theory and the causes of banking crises, exchange rates and the international transmission of these processes.
Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- understand the nature of dynamic macroeconomic processes
- apply dynamic macroeconomic theory to current and recent crises
- understand theories of economic growth
- understand theories of the business cycle
- understand the international transmission of growth and crises
- analyse significant economic crises in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the Great Depression (1930s) and the Asian Financial Crisis (1997)
- analyse significant transnational developments in the 20th and 21st centuries including the Asian economic miracle and the development of the euro
Exam [3 hours] 70% or 100% (if this leads to a higher grade)
Test [50 minutes] 15%
Essay 1 7.5%
Essay 2 7.5%
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