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ECO3010 : Monetary Economics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Barlow
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion134:0034:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Seminars, PiP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study148:0048:00N/A
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

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002000 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

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