Courses NonDegree Display 2019-2020

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Course title Global Banking
Course code EBC4060
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 28-10-2019 20-12-2019 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Dirk Broeders
For more information: d.broeders@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Students will learn about the formal background of the banking sector and its interaction with financial markets and monetary policy. Students will learn why the banking sector is particularly vulnerable to systemic risk and how regulation aims to reduce this. Students will also study the impact of technological innovation on the banking sector (fintech). The approach will both be theoretical (models) and empirical (econometric approach).
Description
The Global Banking course covers four main topics. First, students will learn about the formal background of the banking sector in the world. Globalisation of financial markets and the banking sector is proceeding at a rapid pace. This is caused by the liberalisation of international capital flows and the promotion of a unified market for financial services in Europe. Second, we study the interaction of the banking sector with financial markets and monetary policy. We will, amongst others, see that banks play an important role in monetary policy transmission. Third, students will understand the nature of systemic risk and why the banking sector is particularly vulnerable to this. We will go through the key regulatory initiatives to reduce systemic risk. Fourth, students will study the impact of technological innovation on the banking sector (fintech). Technological innovation is one of the most prominent developments affecting the banking sector in the near future. Innovation carries both opportunities and risks for established and new financial institutions and for the financial sector as a whole. The approach in the course will both be theoretical (models) and empirical (econometric approach).
Literature
to be announced
Prerequisites
Second-year finance course or second-year course international monetary economics
Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in economics or business administration. Exchange students need to major in finance in their Master.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Financial Economics - Asset Pricing Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Banking Compulsory Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Banking Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Financial Analysis Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - No specialisation Core Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - No specialisation Elective Course(s)
SBE Exchange Master Master Exchange Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Master Courses