Bubbles, Panics & Crashes: A Long Period Assessment of the Causes & Consequences of Financial Crises - ECO00018H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Matthias Morys
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Spring Term 2017-18

Module aims

To introduce students to the:

  • Recurrent nature of financial crises
  • Nature and causes of speculative booms
  • Importance of the role of the lender of last resort
  • Role played by regulation, liquidity and credit constraints
  • Extent to which monetary expansion underpins such crises

To enable students to:

  • Evaluate the economic cost of such crises
  • Appreciate how, in given time periods, policy responses may or may not have been appropriate

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module, students will have a clearer understanding of the:

  • Recurrent nature of financial crises
  • Nature and causes of speculative booms
  • Importance of the role of the lender of last resort
  • Role played by regulation, liquidity and credit constraints
  • Extent to which monetary expansion underpins such crises
  • Economic cost of such crises, and
  • How, in given time periods, policy responses may or may not have been appropriate

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Bubbles, Panics & Crashes
2.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Bubbles, Panics & Crashes
2.5 hours 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
Charles P. Kindleberger and Robert Z. Aliber. 2011. Manias, panics and crashes : a history of financial crises. 6th Edition. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.



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