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Course WIW-MAK-ECB-K-7

Economics of Banking (3V, 4.5 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
3 V Lecture 4.5 CP 45 h 90 h
(3V) 4.5 CP 45 h 90 h


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Explain the role of a bank
  • Describe the competitive environment banks operate in
  • Describe the main risks banks are exposed to
  • Explain the basic principles of risk management
  • Describe the systemic risks of the banking sector
  • Explain the macroeconomic role of the banking sector
  • Contrast the pros and cons of bank regulation


  • Matthews and Thompson: Economics of Banking, John Wiley
  • Freixas and Rochet: Microeconomics of Banking, MIT press
  • Eichberger and Harper: Financial Economics, Oxford University Press
  • Lecture Notes

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-MAK-ECB-K-7]

Module Name Context
[WIW-MAK-ECB-M-7] Economics of Banking P: Obligatory 3V, 4.5 LP