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York University
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SOSC 1340
Kean Birch

Economics , Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University Fall 2011 Course Outline COURSE #: AP/ECON 3430 3.0A COURSE TITLE: Monetary Economics I: Financial Markets and Institutions IMPORTANT LINKS 2009-2010 Undergraduate Calendar | Important Dates | Enrol Here York Courses Web Site (for Course Timetable / Schedule ) | Current Students Web Page Course Instructor Contact: Instructor: Dr. John Paschakis Office: Vari Hall 1082 Contact: E-mail: [email protected], Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext. 77028 Lecture Hours: Monday 7:00-10:00 PM, SLH-B Office Hours: Monday & Friday 12:30-2:00 PM Course Description (prerequisites/co-requisites): This course studies the principal financial institutions and markets in the Canadian economy. It analyzes the economic function, regulation, and operational features of these institutions and markets. It considers the corresponding institutions and markets in other countries. Prerequisites: See undergraduate calendar. Required Course Text / Readings: Frederic S. Mishkin and Apostolos Serletis, The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, (Fourth Canadian Edition), Pearson 2011. A Study Guide is available for the book, which is optional for this course. Weighting of Course: Mid-Term Exam (worth 40%) Monday, Oct. 24 (during class time) Final Exam (worth 60%) Final Exam Period Additional Information: There will be no make-up mid-term exam. Students who miss the mid-term exam due to documented medical reasons will have the weight transferred to their final exam. The final exam will be held at a date and location to be set by the Registrar’s Office Topics Outline 1) Why Study Money, Banking, and Financial Markets?, Chapter 1. 2) An Overview of the Financial System, Chapter 2. 3) What is Money?, Chapter 3. 4) Understanding Interest Rates, Chapter 4. 5) The Bahaviour of Interest Rates, Chap
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