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Module WIW-MAK-ECB-M-7

Economics of Banking (M, 4.5 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-MAK-ECB-M-7 Economics of Banking 4.5 CP (135 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [WIW-FE] Macroeconomics
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG] M.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
3V WIW-MAK-ECB-K-7
Economics of Banking
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 SuSe
  • About [WIW-MAK-ECB-K-7]: Title: "Economics of Banking"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Contents

  • 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

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • 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

Literature

  • 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)

Basics of Economics and Microeconomics, Intermediary Macroeconomics

Requirements for attendance (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [WIW-MAK-ECB-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-88.B84-SG] M.Sc. Actuarial and Financial Mathematics Financial Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[WIW-FE-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Financial Economics