Special Topic: Banking

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topic: Banking

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ECON 201

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Description
    An introduction to the Economics of Banking

    Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of the course, students should be able to:
    - Formally describe and critically analyse the New Zealand banking system.
    - Critically analyse theories of loan contracts and banking with idiosyncratic risk.
    - Describe and analyse the differences between idiosyncratic and correlated risk.
    - Critically analyse theories of deposit insurance.
    - Describe and critically analyse incentive problems for retail banks.
    - Combine theories and empirics to analyse and comment on recent events in banking.

    Assessment
    Essay 1 20%
    Essay 2 20%
    Examination 60%

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