Course ObjectiveIn the course students develop a deep understanding of financial
markets, bank supervision and central banking (Bridging Theory and
Practice - knowledge). You learn to analyze real-life applications such
as recent central bank and regulatory policies using the concepts from
the literature (Bridging Theory and Practice - Application). You solve
problem sets (Academic and Research Skills) and form teams to work on
case studies (Social Professional Skills).
After the course, you can:
- explain how financial markets and institutions affect everyday life as
well as how they create value and why this is the case;
- state stylized facts of the term structure of interest rates;
- describe the structure of the banking sector and banking supervision;
- explain the main risks involved in banking and the most important
tools to manage these risk;
- explain the need for regulation of the financial system;
- describe approaches to managing systemic risk and recent developments
in the regulatory framework;
- define the principles of monetary policy;
- interpret decisions by central banks on monetary policy and how they
affect the financial system and the real economy.
Course ContentFinancial markets are playing an important role in a modern economy.
This course gives students an overview on how the financial system
operates and where its weaknesses lie. It is an important building block
for understanding our economy and students can connect micro and macro
theories to the concepts developed in this course. The course also
provides the necessary background for a future career in a financial
institution or policy environment.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam – Individual assessment.
Interim Assignments – Group assessment.
Entry RequirementsFinance I or equivalent.
Literature- Frederic S. Mishkin (2019), The Economics of Money, Banking
and Financial Markets, 12th edition, Pearson.
- Additional readings will be announced on Canvas.
Additional InformationIt is not allowed to follow this course if you already earned credits
(ECs) for the course Finance, Banking & Insurance from the old
Recommended background knowledgeFinance I, Finance II and Corporate Finance.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||dr. A.H. Siegmann|
|Examiner||dr. A.H. Siegmann|
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Instruction course, Lecture|
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