This course provides an introduction to the economics of financial crises. Using introductory economics we will examine banking, security, and currency crises in order to illuminate the role of financial crises more generally in the archetypical life cycle of financial systems. By the end of the course, students will be able to define what causes financial crises, how they lead to contractions in economic activity, why they reoccur, and what policy measures can be used to promote financial stability.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 or ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Grossman, UNSETTLED ACCOUNT: THE EVOLUTION OF BANKING IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD SINCE 1800
|Examination and Assignments: |
To be determined.
|Instructor(s): Boulware,Karl David Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 0|