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ECO3010 : Monetary Economics

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Barlow
  • Lecturer: Dr Diemo Dietrich
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The module considers in depth various issues relating to the nature of money, money and economic activity, the role of the central bank, financial crises and bank regulation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction: the nature of money and the monetary economy.
Supply and demand for money.
The transmission mechanism from money to aggregate demand.
The Central Bank.
The conduct of monetary policy.
Financial crises and bank regulation.
European Monetary Union.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study142:0042:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide an overview of materials. Seminars test students understanding, give opportunity for discussion.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written exam tests students' knowledge and ability to analyse monetary problems.

Reading Lists