Topics in Money and Banking

Module Lead: Nicholas Horsewood

Credits: 20

Introduction and module objectives

The module examines a number of topical (theoretical and policy-related) issues in the area of money and banking. It will be taught by visitors who are experts in their chosen field.  As a result, the topics will vary from year to year. Past topics have included: deposit insurance, EMU, long-run exchange rate behaviour, financial de-regulation in Japan and, the Asian financial crisis.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of recent advanced analysis applied to specific issues in money and banking;
  • synthesise the recent advanced research in the area of money and banking;
  • critically evaluate contemporary events in macroeconomics, particularly relating to the banking industry.


  • Two 1,500 word essays (50% each)