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The Economics of Financial Institutions - ECON335

This unit provides an overview of the Australian and global financial systems and examines, in depth, the various aspects of financial institutions management. Topics include: the objectives and performance of financial institutions; risks and their controls; asset and liability management; off balance sheet banking; merchant banking; central banking; capital adequacy; and regulation. The unit pays particular attention to the events and circumstances that, in recent times, have caused great difficulties in the financial sector, as well as the lessons learnt as a consequence. The role that financial institutions play in economic development is explored, as are the problems and possibilities of what has become known as microfinance. Rigorous economic analysis is central to the methodological approach of this unit but other disciplines, such as history, are also employed to provide a fully rounded picture.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Sean Turnell

6cp at 200 level including (ECON200 or ECON201 or ECON203 or ECON204Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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