Syllabus++BUS-G345+-+Spring+2011+-+13088 - Spring 2011...

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Spring 2011 Catalin Stefanescu Indiana University Business G345-13088: Money, Banking and Capital Markets Class: MW 4:00-5:15PM; BU 300 Email: [email protected] Office: BU 436 Office Hours: Friday 9:00-11:00AM or by appointment. Course Objectives: As its title suggests, this course surveys a variety of topics related to money, banking, and financial markets. The main objectives of this course are: To provide students with an understanding of the fundamental nature and role of financial markets and its main participants. To link economic ideas to real events and policies. Given the ongoing financial and economic turmoil, we will focus on the merits and pitfalls of different policies: monetary policy, regulatory policies, and even fiscal policy. Student Learning Objectives By the end of this class, students should be able to: 1 Explain the nature role of financial markets and financial intermediaries in the financial system (LG1, LG2, and LG3). Explain how interest rates are computed (LG5) and determined in bond markets (LG1 and LG3). Explain the structure, tools, goals and strategy of the Federal Reserve System, the role of banks in the creation of money supply, the relationship between money and inflation, and the relationship between domestic monetary policy and foreign exchange rate markets (LG1, LG5, and LG9). Explain the interactions between regulation and financial markets in general, and between regulation and the banking industry in particular (LG1, LG2, LG3, LG8, LG9). Explain the various causes of the recent financial crisis and the policy implications of these (LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, LG8 and LG 9). 1 LG stands for the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program “Learning Goals” as described in the appendix. 1
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Required and Recommended Reading Materials: Required text : Frederic S. Mishkin, The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets , Business School Edition, 2th edition - Addison-Wesley Publishers o The book has an website which contains useful information and links: Selected articles from Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other publications. I will provide links (or pdf files) for the required readings on Oncourse. o The WSJ can be accessed through o The Financial Times can be access the website which is free of charge. The Financial Times is more international than WSJ and we will use it for top international monetary and financial events. Grading:
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