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040203 KU Financial Crisis (MA) (2022W)

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

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 10.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 17.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 24.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 31.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 07.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 28.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 05.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 12.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an introduction to financial crises, with a particular focus on banking crises. The course will include a broad historical overview of past financial crises, from early 20th century banking crises up to the 2007/08 Global Financial Crisis. Some current issues relating to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will also be discussed. The main part of the course will be devoted to analyzing recent economic models of financial crises. The methodology will be primarily theoretical, with a particular emphasis on coordination and information frictions. Students will also learn the basics of global games.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade will be based on a final exam and homework assignments. The exact details of the grading methodology 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:

Allen, Franklin, and Douglas Gale. Understanding Financial Crises. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Razin, Assaf. Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm. MIT Press, 2014.

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Last modified: Mo 03.10.2022 10:49