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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5146M Money, Monetary Policy and the Global Financial Crisis

15 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Giuseppe Fontana
Email: G.Fontana@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This is a new module that interrogates competing theoretical and empirical perspectives on money, inflation, and interest rates, and their implications among other things for the 2007-2008 GFC.

Objectives

The module aims to enable students to develop and demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the modern theories of money, monetary theory and policy. Students will be able to apply critically these theoretical materials to current real-world issues, including the investigation of the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC).

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate competing theoretical and empirical perspectives on money, inflation, and interest rates and their implications for understanding among other things the 2007-2008 GFC.
- Critically analyse and synthesise competing theoretical and empirical perspectives on monetary theory and policy, and their implications for understanding among other things the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC)
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of recent theoretical and empirical research on money, inflation and interest.


Syllabus

Indicative content:
- Endogenous Money Theory,
- Interest Theories, Liquidity Preference Theory,
- Inflation Theories,
- Monetary Policy Rules,
- Financial Instability and Crises.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to read the recommended literature and to seek out further research publications in order to deepen their understanding of the topic. Students are asked to revise the lecture material and prepare oral presentations on pre-assigned topics in seminar classes.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring will be done in various ways, including student group presentations at seminars. Group presentations will be evaluated, and feedback will be offered.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation10-15 minute group presentations0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)0.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for the module is 100% examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2018

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