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Economics of Financial Markets - ECFS888

The aim of this unit is to provide a greater understanding of the role and interaction of economic factors with the financial sector. We utilise topical developments and issues as subject matter.
This unit explores the structure and growth of the economy, the determination of interest rates, exchange rates and equity prices, the role of finance, the changing importance of banks, institutional investors and security markets, and the economics of regulation with focus on the Global Financial Crisis and to a lesser extent the Asian Crisis. We also look at topical issues in economics and financial markets, for example the implications of the surge in Government debt, the implications for markets of an ageing population.

Credit Points: 2
When Offered:

AFC Term 1 CBD - Applied Finance Centre, City Campus, January to March

AFC Term 2 MB - Applied Finance Centre, Melbourne Campus, March to June

AFC Term 3 CBD - Applied Finance Centre, City Campus, June to September

Staff Contact(s): Mr Jeff Oughton

(Admission to MAppFin or GradDipAppFin) and (AFCP801 or ECFS865Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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