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Area/Catalogue
ECON 5024

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
155922

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To edify students through a critical introduction to the important concepts of the economics of money, banking and financial markets – particularly in a global setting. To analyse and evaluate, from an economic point of view, the behaviours of agents in banking and financial markets, and the policy strategies of governments and central banks as they affect global financial markets.

Course content

This course will be structured around four main topic areas with an overview of financial markets and the behaviour of interest rates and exchange rates; an analysis of financial institutions, paying particular attention to regulation and financial crises; the mechanics of central banking and the conduct of
monetary policy and exchange rate regimes; and an examination of monetary theory and open-economy macroeconomic policy.

Textbook(s)

Hubbard, RG & O'Brien, AP 2014, Money, Banking and the Financial System, 2nd edn, Pearson, United Kingdom

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Research Report 2500 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Research Report 2500 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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