Spring 2010 not offered
This course will focus on the evolution of financial institutions and markets from the ancient world until today. Topics covered will include the emergence of money and payments mechanisms, the beginnings of public debt and central banks, the development of joint stock commercial banking and banking regulation, securities markets, and financial crises. The course will emphasize the application of the tools of economic analysis to financial history.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Writing-intensive course (assignments most weeks); data analysis is central to the course; course material studies issues that are important for contemporary economic policy.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: (ECON300 AND ECON301) OR (ECON300 AND ECON302)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)
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Mid-term, research paper, short homework assignments
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