Fall 2011

Money and Economic Activity

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-265

Formerly listed as: ECON-34


Geoffrey R. Woglom (Section 01)


This course studies the monetary systems that facilitate exchange. Such systems overcame the limitations of barter with commodity monies such as gold, and gradually evolved into financial intermediaries that issue paper notes and bank deposits as money. Intermediaries in markets for insurance, debt, and equity are studied too. Also, the effects of financial markets on aggregate economic activity and the level and term structure of interest rates are studied. Not open to students who have taken ECON 423.

Requisite: ECON 111. Limited to 50 students. Both semesters. Professor Woglom.


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015