ECON3210 Monetary Economics

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit deals with understanding the role of money in the economy and its interactions with finance and macroeconomics. Topics include money demand and supply; debts and deficits; the determination of interest rates; monetary policy; inflation; exchange rates and international monetary economics; and financial crises.
Students are able to (1) explain the workings of financial markets and how they interact with the macro-economy; (2) compare and critically discuss the diverse approaches to the theory of monetary economics; (3) outline the roles of central banks in the economy; (4) discuss the relationship between monetary theory and monetary policy; and (5) explain the advantages and disadvantages of debts, deficits and financial crises.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial activities and (2) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
any level 2 Finance unit; for pre-2012 courses: none; for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics major, ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
ECON2210 Monetary Economics
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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