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Political Economy of Money and Finance - ECOP3019

Year - 2020

Capitalism is organised through the circulation and pursuit of money. The financial system is neither a parasite on nor a veil over the 'real economy', but its organiser and disciplinarian. It also breaks down from time to time, sometimes spectacularly. This unit explores money and finance from a political economy perspective. It covers the evolution of money from the gold standard to the present, the institutions, instrument and markets of modern finance, with a special focus on financial innovation and its challenges. It introduces mainstream and critical theories of finance, and applies them to understanding real world structures and events.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

750wd Essay (20%) and 1750wd Essay (35%) and 1.5hr exam (35%) and 500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Political Economy




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Political Economy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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