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Money and Banking


Numbering Code
  • U-ECON00 20601 LJ43
Term 2020/First semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Year From 2nd to 4th year students
Target Student Undergraduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Mon.3
  • Graduate School of Economics, Professor SHIMAMOTO TETSUROU
Outline and Purpose of the Course  Lectures primarily follow the textbook chapters. However, owing to the time limitation, each chapter's full contents are not covered comprehensively.
Course Goals You will be able to understand the Nikkei newspaper's financial articles completely. You will be able to know many examples as to how the theories of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics can be applied to explain monetary phenomena in the real world.
Schedule and Contents The contents of the textbook are listed below, and can be considered an approximate guide. The order of the lectures and the time allocation will vary as appropriate. Students should keep in mind that some content may change. Last year, for example, a significant amount of time was spent on micro, macro, and mathematics, taking into account the students' lack of prior knowledge.
Week 1 and 2 Orientation 
Week 3 Money and Finance
Week 4 Japan's Financial System
Week 5 and 6 Functions and Securitization of Financial Institutions
Week 7 Financial Markets
Week 8 and 9 Interest Rate and Asset Price
Week 10 Financial Derivatives
Week 11 Financial Behavior of Households
Week 12 Corporate Financial Behavior
Week 13 Monetary Policy
Week 14 Maintenance of Payment Systems and Orderly Financial Systems
Week 15 Feedback
Grading Policy Regular exams (written). Reports may be assigned.
Prerequisites  In addition to Mathematics and Statistics at the level of high school textbooks, basic Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.
Preparation and Review Every week students should review the contents of the lecture by reading the parts of textbook and literature that I refer to in the class.
  • 晝間文彦 "金融論(第4版)" (新世社) ISBN:978-4-88384-275-9 essential. Con