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Money and Finance - ECON350

This unit provides a review and analysis of the role and characteristics of financial markets, institutions, and the instruments they trade. The workings of the Australian financial system are explored, but the unit is also very global in focus. Money and finance are examined both in terms of theoretical foundations and in practical application, and there is a strong preference for the use of history as a vehicle for providing perspective and insight. Topics include: the meaning and nature of money; techniques of selling and pricing securities; rational expectations; efficient markets; the innovations of behavioural finance; arbitrage and speculation; and in-depth analyses of the functions and features of money markets, bond markets, equity markets and the actions and presumptions of monetary authorities. The central theme of the unit is that innovation in money and finance has been as important as innovation anywhere else in shaping the modern world.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ha Thu Vu

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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