units

ECS3143

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

The concept of money, the financial system and financial intermediation, the nature and roles of the Reserve Bank, banks and non-bank financial institutions. The role and interaction of financial markets and the determination of interest rates, foreign exchange markets and the determination of exchange rates, the interaction between foreign exchange and money markets and implication for policy.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop a knowledge of the theoretical structure of an open economy with particular emphasis on monetary policy formulation and implementation
  2. develop skills in analysis and prediction for the key economic variables when the economy is faced with internal and external market shocks
  3. be able to use an economic model that allows for competitive international capital markets and floating exchange rates to analyse policy measures.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Students must have passed two units from the following: ECF1100 or ECG1101 or ECS1101 or ECW1101 or ECB1101 and ECB2331 or ECF2331 or ECG2730 or ECW2730 or ECS2730 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions