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Banking and Financial Fragility
ECON 242
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

Why are banks susceptible to financial crises? This course studies the mechanisms behind banking crises as an introduction to the microeconomics of banking. Motivated by a survey on historical and empirical evidence on banking crises, we will study why an economy needs financial intermediation and why such intermediaries face crises. Based on these analyses, the last part of the course will discuss optimal design of financial regulation on banking systems. This course will also discuss topics such as recent developments in shadow banking and digital currencies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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