2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 324 Money and Banking

3 hours 

The course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of decision-making and modeling within financial institutions. We examine banking operations and the changing forms and functions of money in the context of risk, capital and business cycles across real (non-financial) and financial sectors. Topics include investment, asset-liability management, portfolio management, take over, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and option strategy, SEC and Basel II regulations, micro credit, digital money, credit, securities regulation, fraud prevention. We look at global movements of money and the roles of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, and examine how money affects international politics and justice.




ENG 201 and ECO 220