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Monetary economics (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ross Booth and Dr Larry Cook

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Economics of financial assets, markets, intermediaries, regulation and innovation; money aggregates; behaviour of interest rates; loanable funds analysis; risk and term structure of interest rates; adverse selectionand moral hazard; independence of central banks; determinants of the money supply and the conduct of monetary policy in Australia; theories of money demand; money supply and economic activity; Keynesian-monetarist debate; transmission mechanisms of monetary policy; money and inflation; monetary implications of budget deficits; volatility in foreign exchange markets; the international financial system; capital controls; role of the IMF; international monetary policy strategy.

Assessment: In-course assessment: 25% + Examination (2 hours): 75%

Contact Hours: Two 1.5-hour lecture/tutorial sessions per week

Prerequisites: ECC2000 and ECC2010 or equivalent

Prohibitions: ECC3664

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