To allow students to critically analyse and evaluate the macroeconomic performance .

To allow students to critically analyse and evaluate the macroeconomic performance . Students will complete a research based analysis and evaluation of th macroeconomic performance of australia and usa from 1990 to 2015.obtain data on key macroeconomic indicators: real gdp, interest rates,unemployment rate,Cpi, exchange rate,exports and imports ( note all raw data are to be presented in appendix only). (2)produce graphs and tables of summary statistics of all the above mentioned indicators ( note : downloaded graphs are not acceptable). Research requirement minimum 10 academic journal articles plus the text.
Assessment
Type:
Individual Critical Analysis

2500+ 10%report
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Team Research Purpose:
To allow students to research and critically analyse an evaluate the macroeconomic performance of an
economy. This assessment contributes to Learning Outcomes
(b),
(c)
and
(d)
Weighting:
20%

Topic: Analysis and evaluation of Macroeconomic performance of Australia and USA.

Task Details:
Each student will complete a research‐based analysis and evaluation of the macroeconomic performance of
Australia and the United States of America (USA) from 1990 to 2015.

Students will follow the following procedure:
(1) Obtain data on key macroeconomic indicators: real GDP, interest rates, unemployment rate, exchange rate, exports and imports
(NX)

[Note:
All raw data are to be presented in
Appendix only].
(2) Produce graphs and tables of summary statistics of real GDP growth rates,
inflation rates, unemployment rates, exchange rates,
interest rates and the growth rate of
NX.
[Note: Downloaded graphs are not acceptable]
(3) Use the information obtained in (1) and (2) above to answer the following question:

(a) How is real GDP growth related to the other indicators in Australia and the USA? Explain.
(b) Briefly comment on the correlation between interest rate and inflation and interest rate and unemployment?
(c) Are the macroeconomic indicators in Australia and the United States correlated? Explain
(d) In which country has monetary policy been tighter in the past decade?  Critically Explain.
(e) Write a short prediction of the macroeconomic outlook each country.
Which of the two countries, Australia or USA, is more likely to experience a recession or expansion soon?
Critically explain. Research requirements:
Students need to support their analysis with a minimum of 10 academic journal articles plus the text.
Students aiming for a Credit or higher grade will need to use more sources.
Articles should be relevant and recent.
Non-­‐academic journal sources may also be used, but relevant and validity should be identified with the
lecturer/tutor.
Presentation: Report format
2500 + 10% Word report


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