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Monetary and Financial Economics

Code 12116
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements There are no entry requirements
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The objective of this curricular unit is to introduce students to the basic concepts and models of monetary and financial economics. Students must achieve the following objectives:
• Understanding the fundamental aspects of monetary theory and financial theory;
• Understanding the functioning of monetary and financial markets;
• Develop the perception of the limits of the monetary and financial analysis.
Syllabus 1 - Monetary and financial economics
2 - Central bank and monetary policy
3 - Monetary theory
4 - Interest rates
5 - The theory of efficient markets
6 - The portfolio’s determinants
7 - The equilibrium models of capital assets
8 - The capital market and the derivatives market
9 - The exchange market and exchange rate policy
Main Bibliography Bodie, Zvi, Kane, Alex e Marcus, Alan J., Essentials of Investments, 9ª ed., McGraw-Hill /Irwin, 2013.
Cecchetti, Stephen G. e Schoenholtz, Kermit L., Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, 4ª ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Mishkin, Frederic S., The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, 10ª ed., Pearson, 2012.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The following methods and forms of study are used in this course: lectures, classes, and self-study. Lectures are designed to help students to understand the main concepts of the course.
To complement and reinforce concepts, lectures will be given primarily through slides, with discussions and classroom presentations. All content in lectures are assessable through UBI-Moodle.
Students must have reached an overall score of 6.0 or more in the mid-term and final test to access the final exam. To pass the course overall, students must have 10.0 or more in the combined weighted score of the mid-term and final test, or the final exam given at the end of the semester.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-15

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