Economics 144

The following themes are discussed, with a specific focus on South Africa:

  • how the aggregate economy is measured and functions (including the multiplier model)
  • unemployment and the role of fiscal policy
  • inflation and the role of monetary policy
  • the money market and the role the central bank plays
  • the role of technological change in the economy and how it affects income inequality
  • the role of globalisation (international trade, migration and investment) in the aggregate economy

 

Corequisite module (C): Economics 114

Credits: 12

Classes: 3 lectures, 1 tutorial

Module convenor: Olivia Ezeobi olivia@sun.ac.za

 

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4 December 2023
Beyond the scheduled data releases, there was a lot to digest on the economic news front last week. Internationally, downward inflation surprises from the US and Eurozone spurred financial markets to expect sooner and deeper rate cuts by the major central banks. Meanwhile, the delayed announcement by OPEC+ members of further production cuts failed to...

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Beyond the scheduled data releases, there was a lot to digest on the economic news front last week. Internationally, downward inflation surprises from the US and Eurozone spurred financial markets to expect sooner and deeper rate cuts by the major central banks. Meanwhile, the delayed announcement by OPEC+ members of further production cuts failed to...

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