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040019 KU Bank Regulation (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

NB: Due to ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures for this course will be held online. Physical presence at the university will only be required for the mid-term exam, the final exam and one guest lecture.

Tuesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course covers topics related to the regulation of banks and other financial intermediaries. The course content will include both the institutional details of existing bank regulations (e.g. the Basel Accords), as well as theoretical models focused on understanding the normative and positive implications of banking regulation. Topics covered will include: capital regulation, liquidity regulation, bank supervision and resolution, as well as more recent issues relating to macro-prudential regulation.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade will be based on two written exams, a mid-term and final, each worth 50% of the final mark. The exact details of the exam dates will be announced in the first class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are expected to have completed the compulsory Financial Intermediation I and Game Theory/Information Economics courses. Students are also expected to have completed undergraduate mathematics courses in multivariable differential calculus and single variable integral calculus.

Examination topics

The structure and topics of the exam will be announced in the first class.

Reading list

A detailed syllabus and reading list will be provided in the first class. Recommended general readings include:

Dewatripont, M. and J. Tirole, "The Prudential Regulation of Banks," MIT Press (1994)

Freixas X. and J.C. Rochet, "Microeconomics of Banking," MIT Press (2008)

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12