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Department of Economics

Banking and Finance

Course Code:
153400100
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year

This course teaches the principles of finance in the context of advanced capitalist economies, less developed countries, countries in the process of transformation from central planning, and the international financial system. Topics covered include:

  • monetary policy, 
  • foreign exchange and international debt, 
  • credit allocation, 
  • financial liberalisation, 
  • the role of financial institutions in economic development.

Prerequisites

15 340 0003 - Introduction to Economic Analysis

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

On successful completion of this course, you will understand the basic concepts used in economics and some of the controversies surrounding them.

Method of assessment

Assessment weighting: Exam 80% / Coursework 20%. Resubmission of coursework regulations do not apply to this course.

Suggested reading

Preliminary Reading:
  1. Mishkin F, 2001, The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, 6th ed., Addison Wesley.
  2. Heffernan, S. 2005. Modern Banking, Chichester: Wiley.
  3. Lewis, MK and Davis, KT, 1987, Domestic and International Banking, Hemel Hempstead: Phillip Allan.
  4. Toporowski, Jan 'Why the World economy Needs a Financial Crash' and other critical essays on finance and financial economics London: Anthem Press 2010.