Students will complete a research-based analysis and evaluation of Australia’s macroeconomic performance for the period 1990 to 2017. The response needs to be developed into a professionally presented report. Students will follow the following procedure:
(1) Obtain data on real GDP, exchange rate, net exports (exports – imports), and the cash rate (interest rate). Then using graphs and statistical summaries, discuss the relationships between the following variables:
a. Growth of net exports as a share of real GDP and the exchange rate
b. Growth of net exports as a share of real GDP and the cash rate
(2) Conduct a simple regression analysis to investigate factors that influence the growth of net exports as a share of real GDP in Australia.
(3) Given the insights gained from (1)–(2), discuss how macroeconomic policies, particularly monetary policies, would contribute to improvement of net export growth as a share of real GDP in Australia?
Students need to support their analysis with a minimum of 10 academic journal articles plus the text.