ECON 216

Macroeconomic Issues and Policies

Course overview

Study macroeconomic concepts and approaches, so that you’re prepared to understand, analyse and critically review macroeconomic issues and policies.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Introduction to Applied Economics, ECON-110 ECON-110R



  • Economies and Markets, ECON-113

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand and explain the determinants and components of national income.
  2. Explain how the monetary system works.
  3. Apply the IS-LM model to explain and analyse economic fluctuations.
  4. Recognise and understand business cycles, and analyse policy-makers’ responses to economic fluctuations.
  5. Analyse monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes.

Course examiners

Puneet Vatsa

Dr Puneet Vatsa

Senior Lecturer

Department of Global Value Chains and Trade