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ECON13-305: Money and Monetary Policy September 2017 [Standard]

General information

Monetary economics is concerned with the effects of monetary institutions (such as Reserve Bank of Australia, RBA) and policy actions on economic variables (such as inflation and interest rates) that are of importance to individuals and firms. Money and monetary policy is an important argument in decision making in the fields of Accounting, Economics, and Finance as well as Business majors. This subject aims to provide basic understating of money and monetary policy with special reference of monetary policy in Australia. The subject will consist of two parts. In the first part (first half), we will study the role of money in the economy, the use of money in the digital economy, the structure of financial markets; determination and structure of interest rates; determination of exchange rates; theories of money demand and the money supply process. The second part of the subject examines monetary policy with a special reference to monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The specific topics include choice of targets and instruments of monetary policy; monetary policy in an open economy; money and inflation, transmission mechanism of monetary policy; rules versus discretion in monetary policy and the issue of central bank independence.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:ECON13-305
Subject title:Money and Monetary Policy
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Tutorial
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Study time and reviewing materials


Prescribed resources:
  • R. GLENN HUBBARD, ANTHONY PATRICK O'BRIEN (2014). Money, Banking, and the Financial System. 2nd, PEARSONS
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Our students will demonstrate knowledge toanalyse the monetary theory and the role and functions of central banks in the design and implementation of monetary policy for a specific countryunderstand the structure and operations of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and its monetary policy objectivesanalyse the empirical validity of monetary theory and be able to assess cross-country comparisons.[Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 4: Global orientation]
  2. Our students will demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues in monetary theory and monetary policy with a focus on the cross-country differences in designing the monetary policy especially in view of the recent global financial crisis.[Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 4: Global orientation; Attribute 5: Responsibility and Ethics; Attribute 6: Entrepreneurship]
  3. Our students will be able to complete a term paper on an assigned topic to review the literature, apply monetary theory to analyse the real life applications and suggest ways to improve current practices and finally present their findings. [Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 4: Global orientation; Attribute 5: Responsibility and Ethics]
  4. Our students will be able to cooperate as a member and /or a leader in a functional team to discuss presentations by fellow students.[Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 2: Leadership, Initiative and Teamwork; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 5: Responsibility and Ethics]
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse and organise information and ideas and convey those ideas clearly and fluently in written and oral forms.[Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 6: Entrepreneurship]
  6. Our studetns will have the skills and confidences to discuss ethical issues related to contemporary issues in monetary policy in a global world. This could be achieved through guest lectures on important topics such as Global Financial Crisis, Islamic banking, etc. [Attribute 1: Knowledge and Critical Thinking; Attribute 2: Leadership, Initiative and Teamwork; Attribute 3: Communication Skills; Attribute 4: Global orientation; Attribute 5: Responsibility and Ethics]


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Oral Pitch Seminar Presentations 5% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Written Report Term Paper 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Written Report Assignments (2) 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid-semester Examination 25% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1, 2, 5, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Examination 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 5, 6.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Subject curriculum

Key components; the financial crisis of 2007-2009 HO: Ch. 1 (No Tutorial)

Building an investment portfolio; market interest rates and the demand and the supply for bonds; the loanable funds model and international capital market HO: Ch. 4 (Tutorial Exercises)

Stocks and the stock market; how stock markets are determined; rational expectations and efficient markets HO: Ch. 6 (Tutorial Exercises)

Exchange rates and trade; foreign exchange markets; exchange rates in the long-run HO: Ch. 8 (Tutorial Exercises)

The basics of commercial banking; operations of commercial banking; trends in US commercial banking industry HO: Ch. 10 (Tutorial Exercises)

HO: Ch. 12 (Tutorial Exercises and Assignment-I due)

1, 2, 3.

No tutorial class

1, 2, 3.

The structure of the federal reserve system; reserve requirements; how fed operates; central bank independence outside the US HO: Ch. 13 (Tutorial Exercises)

Monetary base concept; deposit multiplier; banks, nonbank public and the money multiplier HO: Ch. 14 (Tutorial Exercises)

Goals of monetary policy; monetary policy tools and federal funds rate; monetary targeting and monetary policy HO: Ch. 15 (Tutorial Exercises-Term paper due)

Exchange rate intervention and the monetary base; foreign exchange interventions and exchange rate; balance of payments; exchange rate regimes and the international financial system HO: Ch. 16 (Tutorial Exercises)

IS curve; MP curve and Phillips curve; equilibrium in the IS-MP model; are interests rates all the matter of monetary policy. HO: Ch. 18 (Tutorial Exercises)

Approved on: Jul 19, 2017. Edition: 2.2