ECON 396 - Topics in Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy
Section: 001 Financial Markets and the Macro Economy
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 102 (completed with a minimum grade of C or better).
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course examines financial markets and institutions, and their broader role in the economy. There are two main objectives for this course. The first objective is to introduce students to the economic principles embedded in financial markets so that they may be able to more generally apply these concepts to other financial vehicles they may encounter. The second objective is to help students read the financial news by defining and understanding the role of various financial instruments. Some of the topics we will cover are stock and bond markets, money markets, derivatives, and monetary policy.

Course Requirements:

Final exam, midterm, 5 problem sets, stock picking project, and class participation

Intended Audience:

Both Econ and non-Econ majors who are interested in a practical and introductory course in finance.

Class Format:

Lecture and regular discussion of financial news.

ECON 396 - Topics in Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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