Units of Study

ECOP6901 - Finance and Economic Change

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Martijn Konings

Description

Foreign exchange, security and other derivative markets have expanded dramatically over the past 20 years. More recently, they have been associated with the largest economic crisis in 80 years. This unit develops a political economy perspective on these markets, including their vulnerability to crisis, and the intrusion of financial calculation into wider social and personal calculation. The unit also addresses the regulation of financial markets and institutions, including key regulatory and monitoring agencies, and arguments for new regulatory regimes.

Assessments

2x1500wd essays (60%), 1x1000wd seminar presentation/write up (30%), class participation (10%)

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

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