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econ423syllabus - Economics 423 Financial Markets Summer...

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Economics 423: Financial Markets Summer Session II 2009 Instructor: Lauren Raymer Heller Office: Gardner Hall, Room 406 Email: [email protected] AIM: CarolinaEconGrad Office Mailbox Location: Economics Office, 107 Gardner Hall Course Webpage: http://www.unc.edu/courses/2009ss2/econ/423/001/ Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30-9:30am and by appointment Course Information This course conducts an examination of financial institutions and markets, their role in economic conditions, and the use of macroeconomic policies in affecting those conditions. Specifically, the course focuses on the pricing and distribution of financial securities within a market economy, and the role of private and government institutions in financial markets. This course is designed for economics majors, and as such, there is a significantly greater emphasis on quantitative techniques than in 300-level courses, and the course tends to be somewhat more rigorous than the classes planned for non- majors. Class Meeting Times and Location: Gardner Hall, Room 308 MTWThF, 9:45-11:15am Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisites: Econ 101 and 420 or equivalent. Ideally, students will have achieved a “B” or better in both courses. Required Text: Financial Markets and Institutions , 6 th edition by Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley G. Eakins. ISBN: 0321374215. http://www.aw-bc.com/mishkin_eakins/. Use of the 5 th edition, softcover, or international versions of this text is perfectly acceptable, but students are responsible for determining the equivalent chapters and page numbers for assigned readings if they choose this option. Consistent reading of the text is a key determinant of success in this course.
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