History of International Financial and Monetary Crises

ECON 305A

Course seeks to examine monetary/financial crises plaguing world since 16th century. It analyzes origin, unfolding, and impact of crises, debates generated by them, and formulation/implementation of policy measures. It pays attention to international implications/connections on European and Asian money supply, banking and credit systems; reaction to South Sea Bubble and John Law Credit Systems in numerous European nations; experiments with paper money in America; rise and demise of the gold standard in the 19th and 20th century; currency and exchange rate problems of the last three decades. Case studies will be selected and assigned according to participants’ interests. Prerequisite: Economics 205D and 210D. Consent of instructor is required. Instructor: Caccavale

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Economics 205D and 210D

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only