ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis (8)

This subject focuses on the study of macroeconomics to encompass a model of an open economy such as Australia. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the goods and financial sectors of the Australian economy, and the impact of various internal and external shocks to the domestic economy and its financial markets.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ECO220. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

ECO130  or ECO110 and (ECO120 or ECO100)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop a macroeconomic model of an open economy such as Australia;
  • be able to apply this model to an analysis of macroeconomic problems to explain the impact of macroeconomic forces on the Australian economy;
  • be able to critically analyse the relationship between different macroeconomic and financial sector activities;
  • be able to critically interpret the operation of the open macroeconomy and the problems associated with achieving simultaneous external and internal balance; and
  • be able to analyse and evaluate the policy prescriptions to deal with these problems.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • the basics of macroeconomic analysis.;
  • the supply side analysis (labour market, AD-AS model, money growth and economic activities);
  • role of expectations;
  • open economy; and
  • macroeconomic problems and policies.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.