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Econ 135: Monetary Economics • Contact information: Henning Bohn Office: North Hall 3016. (Hours TBA). Email: bohn@econ.ucsb.edu. Use subject line: “Econ 135” Class page: http://econ.ucsb.edu/~bohn/135/135index.html • Econ 135 in the Economics curriculum Monetary Economics = Advanced Macroeconomics Key prerequisite: Intermediate Macro (Econ 101 or Econ 105) Finance useful but not expected (Econ 134A etc.)
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Why take Monetary Economics? 1. Understanding Central Banks. - The power of the Federal Reserve. - Money in relation to inflation, growth, and interest rates. 2. Understanding Interest Rates. - Money markets. Bond markets. Term structure. 3. Understanding Financial Markets and Institutions. - Stocks, Foreign Currencies. Banks. - Macro level – not “micro” finance. • Current issues: Financial crises. Business cycles.
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Outline I. Money and the Financial System II. Classical Finance and Monetary Theory ~ Midterm III. New Keynesian Monetary Theory IV. Banks, Money Supply, and Fed Funds
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