Summer 2022 - ECON 410 D100

Seminar in Monetary Theory (3)

Class Number: 2697

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 18, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    AQ 5008, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 and ECON 305, all with a minimum grade of C-.



Analysis of money as an economic variable; role of money in micro and macroanalysis. Quantitative.


This is a seminar course. The lectures will cover approximately the first 10 weeks of
the semester. Student presentations will be given during the last 3 weeks of the semester.
Student presentations will last about 20 minutes. About 5 to 10 minutes of discussion will
follow each presentation.



  • Midterm exam 25%
  • Term paper 30%
  • Class presentation 15%
  • Final exam 30%



There is no required textbook for the course. Readings will be available from the library and/or be available online.


Cecchetti, Stephen and A Redish, Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, Canadian
edition, 2010.
Kohn, Meir, Financial Institutions and Markets, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press,
Stigum, Marcia and A. Crescenzi, Stigum’s Money Market, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill,
Mishkin, Frederic and A. Serletis, Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

All of the above books will be on reserve in the library. In addition, we will make use
of a number of journal articles. These will be available online through the library’s
electronic journal link. Go to the SFU library’s webpage, click on the electronic journal
link and type in the journal’s title.
Most central banks, including the 12 Regional “Feds” in the U.S., publish a quarterly
review discussing monetary issues and policy. There are also a number of blog sites that
are provide useful discussion of monetary issues.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or


Registrar Notes:


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