Apply key principles of microeconomics to analyse identified economic issues

Unit Outline

ECON5012 Global Managerial Economics Trimester 1A, 2024

Unit study package code: ECON5012

Mode of study: Internal

Tuition pattern summary: Note: For any specific variations to this tuition pattern and for precise

information refer to the Learning Activities section.

Lecture: 1 x 1.5 Hours Weekly

Workshop: 1 x 1.5 Hours Weekly

This unit does not have a fieldwork component.

Credit Value: 25.0

Pre-requisite units: Nil

Co-requisite units: Nil

Anti-requisite units: Nil

Result type: Grade/Mark

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This unit covers the key economic principles in both microeconomics and macroeconomics in an international context with an analysis of prices and markets, performance of the whole economy, economic policy and the global economic activity. Emphasis is placed on the application of economic theory to real world events.


“Love towards the economics is the root of all virtue," George Bernard Shaw.

"The ideas of economists ... are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.” John Maynard Keynes.

Welcome to Global Managerial Economics ECON5012. The unit will present a range of key economic ideas and students will learn appropriate skills to apply these ideas to topical economic issues and engage in stimulating class discussions. Students will learn, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics - key economic models and policies. Students will also learn how economics can contribute towards finding solutions towards SDGs in particular SDG 12- Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 13 – Climate action and SDG 10 -Reduced Inequalities.

Students are required to work individually and in groups by engaging in presentations, report writing, case studies, discussions and class exercises. Students who successfully complete this unit are able to apply the economic theories to real- world economic issues and are able to analyse and provide a critique of some key business and economic decisions. Our samples

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Your course has been designed so that on graduating you will have achieved all of Curtin`s Graduate Capabilities through the assurance of learning processes in each unit.

On successful completion of this unit students can:

Graduate Capabilities addressed


Apply key principles of microeconomics to analyse identified economic issues



Apply key principles of macroeconomics to develop solutions to whole economy events



Analyse and evaluate global issues using economic theory



Derive solutions to identified issues/problems, including social issues by assessing and utilising economic theories and policies


Curtin`s Graduate Capabilities



Apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts



Innovative, creative and entrepreneurial



Effective communicators with digital competency



Globally engaged and responsive



Culturally competent to engage respectfully with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures



Industry-connected and career-capable

Find out more about Curtin`s Graduate Capabilities at the Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence Centre (LITEC) website:

Learning Activities

To aid your learning experience, you should attend/listen to one lecture series and one `workshop` per week. Students in this unit will undertake the following activities:

  • Reading of scholarly articles, textbook chapters, latest govt. reports and online resources;
  • Reading of materials provided on bb each week on various topics
  • Presentations and participation in discussion forums on specific topics; and
  • Individual written work on key issues of economic theory and policy.

Students will need to participate actively in weekly presentations in the workshops, with the aim of building skills in communicating economic concepts and debating economic issues. Every week, students are expected to come prepared with the discussion questions in order to participate actively and voluntarily in different activities including the weekly presentations of their own and other students.

All students in this unit participate in weekly learning activities.

Learning Resources

Essential texts

The required textbook(s) for this unit are:

Hubbard, Glenn, Anne Garnett, Phil Lewis, and Anthony O`Brien, 2021. Essentials of Economics, Fifth Edition, Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia. ISBN- 13:9780655705833


Hubbard, Glenn, Anne Garnett, Phil Lewis, and Anthony O`Brien, 2018. Essentials of Economics, Fourth

Edition, Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia. ISBN:9781488616983.

(ISBN/ISSN: 9780655705833)

Other resources

  • Layton, A., Robinson, T. and Tucker, I.B. 2018. Economics for Today, 6th Edition. Cengage. ISBN. 9780170410830
  • Stiglitz, Joseph E, Carl E Walsh, Jeff Gow, Ross Guest, Bill Richmond and
  • Max Tani 2015 Principles of Economics, Second Australian Edition, Wiley. (ISBN/ISSN: 9780730319856)
  • McTaggart D., Findlay C. & Parkin M. 2013, Economics, 7th edition, Pearson Education Australia.
  • Pindyck R.S. & Rubinfeld D.L. 2013, MicroEconomics, 8th edition, Pearson International Edition.
  • Mishkin F.S. 2014, MacroEconomics; Policy and Practice, Pearson, Second Edition.
  • Karlan, Bajada,  Melatos  and  Murdoch  2017. Principles of Economics, First Edition, McGraw Hill  Education,  Australia. ISBN. 9781743765579

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Assessment policy exemptions

There are no exemptions to the assessment policy

Assessment schedule








Date Due

Unit Learning Outcome(s) Assessed

Late Assessments Accepted?*

Assessment Extensions Considered?*


Microeconomic Analysis Report


Week: 7

Day: Friday (12th April)

Time: 9 pm (Perth








Week: TBA Day: Usual workshop days Time: Usual workshop time





Macroeconomic Analysis Report


Week: 13

Day: Friday (24th May)

Time: 9 pm (Perth





*Please refer to the Late Assessment and the Assessment Extension sections below for specific details and conditions.

Apply key principles of microeconomics to analyze identified economic issues

Detailed information on assessment tasks

1. 1. Report on Microeconomic Analysis 35% (Due 12th April, Friday 9 pm Perth Time )

Effective business leaders regularly contribute to public debates on key economic policy issues. To effectively engage in a debate, you require some understanding of the topic being debated as well as an understanding of the tools and the language of economic analysis and reasoning. The aim of this report is to develop these skills by critically analyzing an economic news article. This assignment should be focused only on microeconomics topics covered in lectures 1-5 (Thinking like an economist, Demand and Supply, Elasticity, Economic Efficiency, and Govt. Intervention, Market Failure, and Market Reforms).


1. Select an appropriate research /journal/newspaper/web article that

is published after 1st Jan. 2024 and is related to MICROECONOMIC issues. The article should relate to one or more topics (not required to cover all the topics) in microeconomic theory (lectures 1-5) that will be discussed in the lectures /workshops. For instance, you may choose L2 Demand and Supply topic and report on that topic. You have to critically analyze the article using the economic theory and tools learned in the course.

2. Start the report with an introduction covering the issues or research questions discussed in the article.

3. Outline the theory relevant to this article (for instance, if you select an article on fuel prices, outline the theoretical concepts related to the issue, such as demand, supply, pricing etc.). Please note that your outline of the theory section should have definitions/ concepts from the textbook and/or authentic sources and not from web sources. So you must refer to textbook sources for this section.

4.  Apply your theoretical knowledge about the topic to the selected article and draw your own diagrams or use data from authentic sources to make an analysis. In this section, you will mainly be discussing what the theory suggests and how this is applicable in the real-life scenario. Or you may find that the theory is not working, then find the reasons as to why the situation is not working according to what you studied in theory. (Refer to the ‘An inside look’ section at the end of each chapter in the textbook for examples).

5. You are required to refer to some other sources, like some more recent articles or recent news related to the same topic, and use the additional important information from other sources in your analysis. You should read from multiple sources and refer to them in your report. As a rough guide, your reference section should have a good 8-10 references. This part will help measure the evidence and quality of your research.

6.  Prepare a report with main headings as (i) Introduction (ii) Outline of the theory (iii) Empirical analysis (iv) Conclusion (v) Recommendations, followed by references. Please also include an Executive Summary page.

7. Submit the report on or before the due date through Turnitin under the “Assessment tab” on BB.

Note: The presentation document on bb is a good guide to think about the possible topics for this report.

Apply key principles of macroeconomics to develop solutions to whole economy events

Essential Report Requirements:

1. The report should be approximately 1800- 2000 words in length. order now

2. It is important to include well-labelled original diagrams and recent data from reliable sources.

3. Scan the copy of the main article showing the date and source and attach it on the last page of your report before you submit it on Turnitin.

4. An important part of report writing is to correctly reference the sources of information that you have used. Correctly referencing your work will help to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism means presenting the work or property of another person as one’s own without appropriate acknowledgment or referencing. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. The penalty for plagiarism is a mark of zero and possible expulsion from the unit and/or course of study. Turnitin is a software that generates the originality report of your work and highlights the work that has been copied from any possible sources and not been referenced properly. Any plagiarism detected through this software or otherwise would be penalized. (if not sure how it works, ask your UC before your submission).

5. Report (s) must be accompanied by a CBS cover Page containing the student(s) name, student(s) ID, unit name, workshop day and time, and title of the report. Students should allow a 2 to 3-week marking turnaround for written reports. It is the student’s responsibility to keep electronic copies of their reports.

6. Please note that your report should be very specific.

7. Ensure that your report is well-proofread and that the argument flows well and logically. You should keep a focus on the relevant subject matter all the way through the report.

8. Your report should be written in font size 12 in Times New Roman and in a Microsoft Word document.

9. Include a reference list (works referenced in the report), not a bibliography (works read) at the end of the report.

10. Referencing is a (standardized) method of acknowledging any sources of information and ideas

 which are not your own. Referencing enables you, and the reader, to clearly identify the source of information in your essay. References should be properly cited in the body of the essay, using Chicago referencing. Note the following: i) If you are using a direct quote, put the quote in inverted commas. ii) Quotes from books should show the author, date, and page number. iii) A paraphrase means that you have condensed a whole paragraph into one or two sentences of your own. In such cases, you must acknowledge the reference source but do not put it in inverted commas. However, changing one or two words from a quote is NOT a paraphrase, nor is it a quote, so do not do this. Just use the quote. iv) Internet sources should identify the writer (if available) and the title and the date, plus the date accessed. v) For a more in-depth guide, see style:

11. Proof-read your report. Reports are expected to be of a professional standard. Students should print out a copy of the essay to check the layout and to proofread. A printed copy and electronic backup should be retained. You will probably have to rewrite your report a number of times before a satisfactory result in obtained. As you proceed, tighten your arguments and structure. Polish your style and grammar. Use clear and concise language. The simplest words and constructions are often best. Check that your argument flows well and logically.

12. DON’T PLAGIARISE. Do not use AI sources such as ChatGPT for writing this report. You may be asked to explain your report verbally.

13. You are highly recommended to get feedback on your draft from your tutor before final submission if you are in the online class and /or have no prior experience with report writing and /or are new to Cutin.

Rubric: Total Marks: 35. The score is allocated as follows:

  • Introduction (summary of key issues in the article) =5
  • Outline of theory from course relevant to article = 5
  • Application of theory to article: range and depth of analysis = 10
  • Evidence and quality of research = 5
  • Use of original diagrams and/or data = 5
  • Conclusions (i.e., recommendations/implications) = 5

         Total= 35

          *not a summary of what has already been said for which there are no marks. The originality of thoughts would be highly rewarded.

2. Presentation (30%)

Each student is required to deliver one 10- 15 minute presentation and facilitate 5-10 minutes of leading class discussions and questions.

A presentation document will be provided on the blackboard (BB) on the first day of the teaching week. The topics will be based on case study analysis, application questions, and/or recent news / economic policy issues. You will read the document and complete a form (available on BB) with three choices of the topics and week that you would like to present. In the first workshop, you are required to submit the form with your choices to your workshop leader/ tutor/ instructor. So, in the first week, you are given an opportunity to choose your presentation topic and week (based on availability), failing which you will be allocated a topic and week randomly based on the leftover topics. The allocation of presentation topics is done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note:

1. The objectives of presentations are to (i) stimulate group discussion/analysis (ii) help students gain presentation skills (iii) use the material cited but possibly back this up with other material where necessary.

2. The presentation is marked according to the assessment criteria mentioned in the presentation guidelines document available on BB.

3. Your presentation should be specific. Nothing should be included that does not contribute directly to answering the questions.

4. ‘Specifically answering the question’ means that you are keeping the focus on the relevant subject matter all the way through the presentation.

5. Have a well-structured presentation. Do not use AI sources such as ChatGPT for your assessment.

6. Put forward a powerful, persuasive, and clear argument on the issue.

7. Use graphs, data, tables, and/ or figures- where relevant to aid your assessment of the evidence.

8. Use of PowerPoint is highly recommended. You will also need to prepare a summary page outlining your main findings and references, along with PowerPoint slides.

9. Submit a copy of your presentation (PowerPoint slides) to your workshop leader/tutor 24 hours before you are scheduled to deliver your presentation. On the presentation day, print and circulate the copies of the summary page including references to all the students present in the class. Students from the online workshop will need to record their presentations and upload them on the ED platform on bb 24 hours before their workshop time and will need to facilitate the discussion in the online workshop.

10. It is the responsibility of each student to know the week of their presentation- therefore, missing your presentation will result in a score of 0.


3. Report on Macroeconomic analysis 35% (Due 24th May, Friday, 9 pm Perth Time)

This report is about an analysis of the economy with reference to some macroeconomic issue or some economic policy. You are to choose a major macroeconomic policy issue facing a country and compare it with another country where there is no such problem or where there has been a great policy response to the issue. You will compare the two economies and prepare a report (using the example of a successful economy) that can be used as a policy briefing paper by a senior decision-maker in either govt. or business providing recommendations to the other economy.


1. Select 2 research papers choosing 2 different countries published in refereed journals related to topics studied in MACROECONOMICS in this unit.

2. It is strongly recommended that your research papers should be based on two different countries; e.g., if you plan to research monetary policy, you may select an article based on Australia and another one on China, U.S., U.K., Japan, etc. To give your report a global perspective, you will be making a comparative analysis of the economy being chosen to deal with the current issue with some other economy. An example can be monetary policy as a very effective tool in a country like Australia and monetary policy not so effective as a tool in a country like Zimbabwe. In this example, you are comparing a success story of an economy with an economy that has failed and providing recommendations to the failing economy. A great topic could also be the recent global pandemic due to COVID-19 and how two different economies dealt with the crisis using macroeconomic policies.

3. The report should have sections such as (1) a short introduction (2) a critical review of the first article (3) a critical review for the second article (4) a comparative analysis of both articles, and (5) a conclusion and recommendations based on the analysis followed by a reference section.

4. Also, attach a one-page executive summary at the beginning of your report- this is optional.

5. The approximate length of the report is around 2000 words.

6. Attach the scanned copy of the two main articles and attach it at the end of your report before submitting it on Turnitin under the “Assessment tab” on BB. Refer to other report requirements from the Report 1 section in this UO.

7. Do not use AI sources such as ChatGPT for writing this report.


Total Marks 35. The score is allocated as follows:

1. Critical review of article 1 = 5

2. Critical review of article 2 = 5

3. Comparative Analysis of both the articles for two different countries = 10

4. Application of theory to the analysis = 10

5. Conclusion and recommendations = 5

Total = 35

Pass requirements

Students are required to attempt and submit all assessment tasks and achieve an overall mark of 50 or above to pass the unit.

Assessment Moderation

Fair assessment through moderation

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Intra-marking / Post-marking moderation

Where there are multiple staff marking assessments, the UC will ensure consistency across markers during the marking process. A random selection of assessment submissions are assessed independently by two or more markers, and the graded work is compared. Where differences occur, strategies will be adopted to ensure consistency of marking.

Late assessment

Where the submission of a late assessment is permitted, late penalties will be consistently applied in this unit.

Where a late assessment is permitted for an assessment item or the entirety of the unit (refer to the Assessment Schedule table in this Unit Outline) and the student does not have an approved assessment extension:

1. For assessment items submitted within the first 24 hours after the due date/time, students will be penalized by a deduction of 5% of the total marks allocated for the assessment task;

2. For each additional 24-hour period commenced, an additional penalty of 10% of the total marks allocated for the assessment item will be deducted; and

3. Assessment items submitted more than 168 hours late (7 calendar days) will receive a mark of zero.

Where a late assessment is NOT permitted for an assessment item or the entirety of the unit (refer to the Assessment Schedule table in this Unit Outline), and the student does not have an approved assessment extension:

1. All assessment items submitted after the due date/time will receive a mark of zero.

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Where an application for an assessment extension is permitted for an assessment item(s) within this unit (refer to the Assessment Schedule table in this Unit Outline):

1. A student who is unable to complete an assessment item by/on the due date/time as a result of exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control may apply for an assessment extension on the Assessment Extension Application Form as prescribed by the Academic Registrar. The form is available on the Forms page at and also within the student`s OASIS (My Studies tab – Quick Forms) account.

2. The student will be expected to submit their application for an Assessment Extension with supporting documentation via the online form.

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4. An application may be accepted up to five working days after the due date/time of the assessment item where the student is able to provide a verifiable explanation as to why they were not able to submit the application prior to the assessment due date/time

Where an application for an assessment extension is NOT permitted for an assessment item(s) within this unit (refer to the Assessment Schedule table in this Unit Outline):

1. All assessment items submitted after the due date/time will be subject to late penalties or receive a mark of zero, depending on the unit permitting late assessment submissions.

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Students are encouraged to provide feedback through student surveys (such as Insight (Curtin`s new unit and teaching survey developed in collaboration with students and staff) and the annual Student Experience Survey) and interactions with teaching staff.

Listed below are some recent changes to the unit as a result of student feedback.

Embedding discussion based on selected SDGs in relevant topics. Greater coverage of the case studies and important real- world economic issues.

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