UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

ECON6357 - Monetary Economics and International Banking

ECON 6357 Monetary Economics and International Banking (3 semester credit hours) This course explores the role of the financial sector in the overall macroeconomy. It begins by reviewing various financial instruments and markets, with a focus on their economic function. The course then examines the challenges to monetary policy that arise because of macro-financial linkages. Analytical tools for assessing financial stability and vulnerabilities to macro shocks are presented. Topics may include the study of international business cycles, international financial markets, systemic risk and contagion, and the roles played by international economic institutions. The computational portion of the course covers the use of a software program and/or coding, such as the Python programming language, for macroeconomic and financial application. Prerequisite: ECON 4351 or ECON 6305. (3-0) T