Macroeconomic Policies and the Economy

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDBU1027 ECON (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDBU1027 is designed to help students understand the two most important features of our macro-economy. First, it helps students understand the sources of economic growth. Second, it helps students understand why the economy does not grow smoothly, but with cycles of economic expansions, recessions, and disturbances.

Based on all these introductions, this course further helps students understand the roles played by government’s macroeconomic policies, which include both monetary policies and fiscal policies. It helps students evaluate these policies’ effectiveness and potential impacts.

Finally, and most importantly, it helps students well prepare themselves when they face economic booms and slumps in their future lives.

What do the students say about this course?

Dr. Ng Ying Chu was very nice to answer students’ enquiries. During the lessons, we have discussion sessions, which helped us know more about what have learnt.

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.