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ECON112 Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduction to analysing the economy as a whole. Topics include the determination of national income, unemployment, inflation, interest rates and the exchange rate, as well as monetary and fiscal policy.

Follows on from BSNS 113 and extends the analysis of market economies in New Zealand and international contexts. Topics include: economic growth, business cycles, monetary policy and the role of the Reserve Bank, the global financial crisis (GFC), the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and fiscal policy and the appropriate role of government.

Paper title Principles of Macroeconomics
Paper code ECON112
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
BSNS 104 or BSNS 113
ECON 102, ECON 212, MANV 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Students with appropriate NCEA results may apply to the Department of Economics to have the prerequisite waived.
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and lecturer: Arlene Ozanne
Lecturer: Terry Kerr


Principles of Economics 7th ed., by Gans et al, Cengage Learning, 2018

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain an understanding of economic principles and models and their application to real-world issues.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
B1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
B2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
C1 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
C2 Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-41
T2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
T3 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
T4 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
T5 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41
T6 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-41
T7 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
T8 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41
T9 Wednesday 18:00-18:50 29-34, 36-41
T10 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
T11 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
T12 Thursday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
T13 Thursday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
T14 Thursday 17:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41
T15 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
T16 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41