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Prerequisites Econ 320 (Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis), Econ 321 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis) and Economics 322 (Econometrics). Money and Banking Econ 301 is recommended. This is an upper level elective course where you are expected to apply the knowledge and expertise that you have gained in the prerequisites.
Course Objective This course provides a detailed overview and analysis of the evolution of the America financial and monetary policy in the United States from the colonial period to the “subprime” crisis and current recovery. Through historical examples, the principles of banking, finance, and monetary policy are examined. These are the basics for a “Wall Street intellectual” who can knowledgeably read the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist or your favorite economics blog (http://blog.inomics.com/top-economics-blogs/) and fluently talk about finance and money.