EconomicsECON 130 Money and Banking

Examines the nature of money, financial intermediation, financial asset pricing, and markets; banking business and the banking industry; financial and banking crises, especially the 2007-09 crisis in the U.S. and abroad; the evolving nature of financial regulation and supervision of banking and financial institutions and markets; history and functions of the U.S. central bank (Federal Reserve); the role of the central bank in providing liquidity, credit, and creating money; central bank emergency lending in crises; institutional design of central banks and macroeconomic policy.

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECON 100B or ECON 100N; and ECON 113.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall