Economics of Financial Markets and the Central Bank

Module code: ECON 3508

Module description

The module specialises in monetary economics,  monetary policy implementation and the central bank systems. The module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the central banks' monetary policy strategy's functioning and the functioning of financial institutions and financial markets from a central bank's perspective. The module will help further understand the linkages between the financial or monetary sector and the real economy, interest rates, inflation.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 24 hours
  • Seminars: 22 hours 


  • 1500-word essay: 45%
  • Exam (60 mins): 50%
  • Engagement and participation assignments: 5%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books