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    Introduction to Macroeconomics
    ECON A232
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    Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Middle
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    5
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    5,850
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Middle 1 term 5
    English
    5,850
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Dr Eddie Cheung, BCom (Sydney); MSc (LSE); PhD (ANU)

    Course Developers: Yip Chong Kee; Chao Chi-Chur; and Pun Wing-chung

    ECON A232 introduces the principles of macroeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current economic issues, especially those related to the economy of Hong Kong. The course covers the important topics in economics and the major unique aspects of the economy of Hong Kong.

    You are advised to have already studied a foundation economics course before attempting this course.

    Aims
    This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the concepts in macroeconomics needed to understand current economic and business issues. It provides practice in applying economic analysis and is designed to improve learners’ understanding of how the Hong Kong economy operates.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • National income accounting

    • Long-run economic performance — real side and financial side

    • Short-run economic fluctuations — business cycle

    • Macroeconomics of open economies

    Learning support
    There will be eight two-hour tutorials.

    Assessment
    There will be two assignments and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    Mankiw, N G, Quah, E and Wilson, P (2013) Principles of Economics: An Asian Edition, 2nd edn, Cengage.

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