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Money and Banking

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Course Description
    Instructor: Dr. Yi Zheng
    Time: 5 weeks
    Total study hours: 50 hours
    Credits: 4
    This course covers monetary policy, banking and bank regulation, and the functioning of financial markets and institutions. We examine the interconnections between these elements in an open world economy where goods and capital move freely across borders. Major attention will be given to banking and financial crises, their origins and resolution, looking both at the US and other countries. We look at financial structure, financial development and financial crises, with special emphasis on the recent subprime crisis. In addition, we will cover the economics of bank management, along with the effects of the behavior of individual financial institutions on the financial system as a whole and on the economy as a whole.
Required Text
  • The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets (11th Edition), Frederic Mishkin (2015).
Course Objectives
  • Gain knowledge about financial structure, financial development and financial crises.
  • Gain knowledge about the theory and practice of monetary policy.
  • Discuss the money demand and the transmission mechanism
Grading Policy
    This course is worth 100 points and the passing score is 60%.
Evaluation.
  • Unit Assignments (including Unit Tests and Homework Assignments) --> 30%
  • Midterm and Final Exams --> 60%
  • Presentation and Group Discussion --> 10%
  • Total = 100%
Teaching Remark/ Class management rules
  • 1. Online tests must be completed within a limited time. Students are required to adjust their learning progress by completing the unit and all course contents and online quizzes before the end of the course, including interim and final examinations.
  • 2. Attendance and participation are expected. Students with disabilities and special needs should consult with the professor early in the semester.
  • 3. Academic Honesty Defining academic misconduct as any act by a student that misrepresents the students’ own academic work or that compromises the academic work of another scholastic misconduct includes (but is not limited to) cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing, i.e. misrepresenting as one’s own work any work done by another; submitting the same paper, or substantially similar papers, to meet the requirements of more than one course without the approval and consent of the instructors concerned; sabotaging another’s work within these general definitions, however, Instructors determine what constitutes academic misconduct in the courses they teach. Students found guilty of academic misconduct in any portion of the academic work face penalties ranging from lowering of their course grade to awarding a grade of F for the entire course.