ECO3006 : Economics of Banking
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Diemo Dietrich
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to the study of banks in a modern society. To develop students’ understanding of the role of banks as financial intermediaries from microeconomic as well as macroeconomic perspectives.
Outline Of Syllabus
The course begins with the development of the basic concepts used in contemporary banking theory, especially informational problems associated with financial contracts. Two major functions of banks, monitoring borrowers and providing liquidity insurance, are studied in this context. Applications of the theory to the fragility of banks, to banking regulation and to the role of banks for the economy are then considered.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||2:00||14:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide an in-depth presentation of theoretical models and required techniques, as well as guidance on how to apply the analysis to real-world economic situations.
Seminars provide opportunities to go into greater depth through exercisers and discussion.
Independent study involves following up reading list references and practicing analytical skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written unseen exam is an appropriate way to provide evidence of students’ ability to explain advanced concepts and models used in contemporary banking theory and to apply them to real world problems.