Financial Crises: Beginning to End|
This course will examine historical financial crises from around the world, using standard macroeconomic theories. We will then use this historical knowledge of crises to carefully analyze the Great Recession (December 2007-June 2009), its causes, and what was done to encourage recovery. This will include analysis of monetary and fiscal responses as well as the precrisis policy environment. Some of the topics that will be covered to properly analyze the financial crises include currency crises, IS/MP models, bank runs, liquidity, leverage, quantitative easing (QE), troubled asset relief program, mortgage-backed securities, subprime lending, risk premium, Taylor rule, fiscal stimulus, and aggregate supply/aggregate demand.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 or ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT
David Wessel, IN FED WE TRUST BY
Andrew Sorkin, TOO BIG TO FAIL BY
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 midterms, 4-6 homework assignments, final paper, final exam to be determined by the registrar's office.
|Instructor(s): Clark,Michael Warren Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 0|