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Module

ECO3010 : Monetary Economics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Barlow
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction: the nature of money, the monetary economy and monetary measurement.
Supply and demand for money.
The transmission mechanism from money to aggregate demand.
The Central Bank.
The conduct of monetary policy.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion133:0033:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Seminars
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion110:0010:00Includes seminar debriefing video, and additional materials.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops21:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time80:304:00discussion board
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials provide an overview. Seminars, workshops and structured guided learning and independent study test student's understanding, give opportunities for discussion and enhance learning.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay1AStudents are invited to submit answers to questions from past exam papers to receive feedback
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay is designed to test students' knowledge and ability to analyse monetary issues.

Reading Lists

Timetable