Financial Systems and The Economy - ECON5130

Faculty: Australian School of Business

School: School of Economics

Course Outline: ECON5130 Course Outline

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: (ECON5103 or ECON5110) and (COMM5005 or ECON5248).

CSS Contribution Charge:   (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course will draw on the rich economic and finance literatures which examine analytically and empirically the interplay between financial systems and the economy, and provide tools for an informed discussion on policy and institutional reforms. The first section of this course examines the economic behaviour of the main agents involved in financial decisions, primarily firms, households, financial institutions, financial intermediaries and policymakers. The second section will focus on the linkages between finance and the macro-economy. Historical, international and development perspectives will be considered.

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