Approx Cost:
Workbook $17.50.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is not needed for this course
Entry Requirements:

One Economics external in ECA101 or ECO101. Entry by negotiation with the HOD for students who want to pick up ECO201. Students who have not previously studied Economics will require extra out-of-class work throughout the year.

Course Outline:

The course looks at issues currently facing the New Zealand economy, and will enhance your ability to understand the importance of the economic information you receive daily through the media. 

  • Inflation: what it is and how it impacts on households and firms.
  • Unemployment, courses and effects.
  • Economic growth: what this is and how it impacts on households and firms.
  • Government policies to keep inflation under control and how the government tries to increase international trade and economic growth.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of low stable inflation.
  • How economic models show the causes of inflation.
  • The causes and effects of unemployment.
  • How economic models show the basis for trade.
  • The measurements and benefits of economic growth.
  • How economic models show causes of economic growth.
  • How the government attempts to keep inflation low.
  • How the government attempts to decrease unemployment and increase economic growth.
Where Does It Lead:

ECO301, Scholarship, tertiary study.

For further information see:
Mr S Douce.