Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Handouts will be provided throughout the course.
Course Description: A study of the macrofinancial environment with emphasis on the structure, functions, and economic role of financial institutions and markets. This includes the role of commercial banks, the central banking system and international finance. Pre-requisite: EC301. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The student should be able to apply course concepts to not only the so-called "real world" at present but should develop a breadth of understanding that will enable the student to use the course many years from now and apply it to the student's economic and personal needs and interests.
Learning Outcomes:1. Discuss the money supply response to changes in key variables including the reserve ratio, the nonbororrowed monetary base, the discount rate, the currency ratio, expected deposit outflows, and market interest rates.
2. Compare the Classical and Neoclassical (Monetarist) views of money demand with the Keynesian view, focusing on the role of interest rates and the debate surrounding the velocity of money.
3. Identify the tools, goals, and targets of monetary policy.
4. Discuss the transmissions mechanisms of monetary policy.
5. Discuss how asymmetric information, adverse selection, and moral hazard relate to banking regulaton in the U.S. and abroad.
6. Apply macroeconomic and monetary theory to a selected real world situation.
Course Assessment: 1. Midterm and final exam.
2. Team project covering a financial institution category and a specific organization within that category.
Grading: 1. Midterm: 45%.
2. Final exam: 45%
3. Team project: 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission will be accepted only if prior approval is granted or if a proven emergency has occurred.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. All are expected to be present for the entire class.
2. Each person is expected to be alert and able to participate throughout the class.
3. Cell phones shall be turned off and not used during the class, though they may be used during breaks.
4. Every person will show proper courtesy and respect to every other person in class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: MARCH 21, 28 AND APRIL 4
Topics: introduction and team organization; historical development of financial institutions and markets with special focus on the United States and trends affecting the future; and debt, equity, and derivative markets.
Assignments: scan chapter one; read Parts Three through Five. Read handouts.
Review and midterm. Update of each team's term project.
APRIL 18 & 25
Topics: interest rates and monetary policy, private and government institutions, commercial and federal reserve banking, nonbank financial institutions, and personal applications. Team Reports: April 25.
Assignments: read Parts 1, 2, 6, and 7. Read handouts.
Tour and discussion: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Tour will be for the May 2 class but will be held May 5.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100It is the instructor's objective to provide a class which will be such that each student will attend because he or she wants to do so and not just because the student must do so. Nevertheless, school policies regarding attendance will be enforced regardles of whether that objective is achieved.
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