ECON1042 Macroeconomics- outline the costs and benefits associated

ECON1042 Macroeconomics- outline the costs and benefits associated


Assignment Details 

Consider the current COVID-19 situation and its negative impact on economic activity within the Australian economy and address each of the following 3 sections.
Section 1: Modelling the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy
Using the Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply (AD-AS) Model and the Aggregate Expenditure (AE) Model consider the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Australian economy. Specifically address each of the dot points provided below: 

• Illustrate the impact of the crisis on the domestic economy using both the AD-AS model and the AE model. Ensure you clearly label all parts of both the diagrams and show any change from the original equilibrium positions. 

• Discuss the assumptions reflected in your models that explain the resulting final equilibrium positions demonstrated.

• What does the change in equilibrium position entail for the Australian economy’s economic performance? To support your answer draw upon relevant evidence concerning any changes in economic performance captured by reported key macroeconomic aggregates including economic growth, unemployment and inflation that compare pre-pandemic and post-pandemic outcomes. Be sure to cite any sources of evidence you use to support your claims. Comment on the extent to which the real world evidence is consistent with model predictions.  (Hint: data from assignment 1 may be used to support your analysis along with data/statistics reported from reputable sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Section 2: The economic implications of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

In responding to the health crisis posed by COVID-19 the Australian government at state and Federal level have responded by imposing measures that include  borders closures, travel restrictions and lock-downs.  Also it is recognised that central to adapting to learn to live with the virus vaccination will play a crucial role. In this section address the economic implications stemming from the governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically address each of the dot points provided below: 

1. Discuss how efforts to mitigate health risks and contain the spread of the virus (including measures such as lock-downs, social distancing requirements and travel restrictions) have impacted:
the Australian economy in general;
the Arts and Recreational services as an example of a specific industrial sector 

2. Discuss why ensuring that Australia achieves a high vaccination rate is important not just for the health of the population but for the economy as well. Focus your discussion on the economic arguments relevant to vaccination.    

3. Based on your analysis from both the first assignment and the present one, outline the costs and benefits associated with the government support and stimulus measures provided during the pandemic which have aimed to mitigate the negative economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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