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Monetary Economics

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Course Unit Code114-0577/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KUC20doc. Ing. Zuzana Kučerová, Ph.D.
Course Monetary Economics provides information about contemporary monetary economics. First, there is explained what is the role of money in market economy, how does modern monetary system look like, what are conventional tools of monetary policy and how transmission mechanisms work. Next, the course deals with unconventional tools of monetary policy. Then, we analyse monetary policy of the Czech National Bank, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve System and other central banks. Last but not least, the course focuses on monetary policy in open economy environment, topics such as monetary policy and exchange rate regimes are also discussed. Finally, there is discussion about monetary policy within and out of monetary union.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Course provides students with the theoretical building blocks that are needed for an understanding of the monetary theory and contemporary monetary policy implementation. Student will be able: - to describe and explain the main channels of the monetary transmission mechanism, through which monetary policy can have real effects on the economy; - to explain conventional and nonconventional monetary policy; - to define monetary policy within and without monetary union; - to use modelling of monetary policy in open economy.
Course Contents
1. The role of money in economy
2. Demand for money
3. Supply of money
4. Interest rates
5. Central bank ant its functions
6. Monetary policy transmission
7. Monetary policy, objectives and instruments, un/conventional MP
8. Monetary policy regimes (inflation targeting, monetary targeting, exchange rate targeting)
9. Monetary policy and exchange rate, interest rate parity
10. Exchange rate and output
11. Exchange rate regimes and monetary policy
12. Monetary integration and monetary policy inside/outside the monetary union
13. Balassa-Samuelson model
14. Financial crises
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
CECCHETTI, Stephen G. a Kermit L. SCHOENHOLTZ. Money, Banking, and Financial Markets. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2021. ISBN 978-1-260-22678-2.
MISHKIN. Frederic S. The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets. 12th ed. Harlow: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2019. ISBN 978-1-292-26885-9.
VALDEZ, Stephen and Philip MOLYNEUX. An Introduction to Global Financial Markets. London: Palgrave, 2016. ISBN 978-1-137-49755-0.
JÍLEK, Josef. Finance v globální ekonomice I. Peníze a platební styk. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-3893-2.
KUČEROVÁ, Zuzana. Monetární ekonomie a politika. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2023. ISBN 978-80-248-4669-9.
MISHKIN. Frederic S. The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets. 12th ed. Harlow: Pearson Addison Wesley, 2019. ISBN 978-1-292-26885-9.
Recommended Reading:
KRUGMAN, Paul R., Maurice OBSTFELD a Marc J. MELITZ. International finance: theory & policy. 11th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2018. ISBN 978-1-292-23873-9.
MISHKIN, Frederic and Stanley G. EAKINS. Financial Markets and Institutions. 9th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2018. ISBN 978-0-13-451926-5.
MOENJAK, Thammarak. Central Banking: Theory and Practice in Sustaining Monetary and Financial Stability. Singapore: Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-1-118-83246-2.
KODEROVÁ, Jitka, Milan SOJKA a Jan HAVEL. Teorie peněz. 2. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7357-640-0.
POLOUČEK, Stanislav a kol. Peníze, banky, finanční trhy. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7400-152-9.
REVENDA, Zbyněk, Martin MANDEL, Jan KODERA, Petr MUSÍLEK a Petr DVOŘÁK. Peněžní ekonomie a bankovnictví. 6. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7261-279-6.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined