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1 Introductory concepts 2  Market mechanism  3 Elasticities  4 Market structures 5  Market failures  6  Macro economic activity/eco growth  7 Inflation 8  Employment & unemployment  9  External Stability  10  Income distribution 11.Factors affecting economy  12  Fiscal/Budgetary policy  13  Monetary Policy   14 Aggregate Supply Policies  15 The Policy Mix


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1. Discuss two reasons to support the view that real GDP is a poor measure of an economy's living standards. 4 marks

2. Discuss how the Genuine Progress Indicator can be a better measure of Australia's living standards. 4 marks

3. Explain how a lower rate of global growth can impact on Australian living standards. 3 marks

4. Explain how low rates of productivity growth can reduce Australia's living standards. 4 marks

5. Discuss how a higher rate of population growth and a strong terms of trade can boost economic growth in Australia. 5 marks

6. Explain the difference between productivity and production. 3 marks

7. Explain how a higher exchange rate is likely to affect the goal of strong and sustainable economic growth. 4 marks

8. Define the goal of strong and sustainable growth and discuss one impact on material living standards of failing to meet this goal. 4 marks

9. Explain how excessive rates of economic growth can lead to a decrease in non-material living standards. 3 marks

10. Outline how a strong rate of economic growth will impact on the level of unemployment in Australia. 2 marks

11. Discuss two possible factors that might explain why positive rates of economic growth might not reduce the rate of unemployment. 4 marks

12. Explain how economic growth may be affected by an increase in both domestic consumer confidence levels and Chinese consumption. 3 marks