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ECON 206: Money and Banking

The course introduces students to the economics of money, banking and financial markets in the Canadian context. It covers areas of financial markets, financial Institutions, management of financial institutions, central banking and the conduct of monetary policy, international finance and monetary policy. Specifically, it analyses a broad range of topics including the behavior, risk and term structure of interest rates; financial structure and regulations; banking and management of financial institutions; the central bank and roles played the banking systems during the financial crises; the central bank’s use of monetary policy to influence the economy; and the principles of foreign exchange market in international finance.