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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Shock waves reverberated through SA last week after an independent panel report found that President Cyril Ramaphosa may have violated his oath of office in handling a theft at his Limpopo farm. While the Phala Phala saga will drag on this week, there are also some important local data releases, including the 2022Q3 real GDP figures (tomorrow) and the...

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