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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8 August 2022
Last week we received the first batch of SA activity data for July. As expected, intense load-shedding took its toll on the manufacturing sector. However, some of the other data was more positive. The international section provides an overview of the US nonfarm payrolls for July which saw employment surge back above pre-pandemic levels and the unemployment...

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Last week we received the first batch of SA activity data for July. As expected, intense load-shedding took its toll on the manufacturing sector. However, some of the other data was more positive. The international section provides an overview of the US nonfarm payrolls for July which saw employment surge back above pre-pandemic levels and the unemployment...

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