Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ECON 455 - MONEY AND BANKING

Long Title: MONEY AND BANKING
Department: Economics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 AND ECON 203
Description: Micro-foundations of monetary, fiscal and financial theory. Examines the unique roles of money and of banking in providing the transactions mechanism and in the functioning of financial markets. Explains the use of valued fiat, unbacked money which appears to violate basic microeconomics, in the context of Samuelson's overlapping generations model, including the implications for monetary and fiscal policy and for inflation. Discusses bank runs and financial instability.