Economics 330: Money and Banking
This site provides resources for students in Economics 330
at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison for Fall 2006 Semester
Figure 1: Ten year-three month spread, in percentage points, monthly average of daily data (blue line), and spread as of 10/20 (red square).
Recessions shaded in gray.
Source: St. Louis FRED II, NBER, and author's calculations.
Important Dates |
Downloadable Course Materials and Information Sources |
Department of Economics
Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs |
LECTURE: MW 4-5:15, 5206 Social Sciences Building
Section 301: R 3:30, 4322 Social Sciences, TA C. Baba
Section 302: R 2:25, 6232 Social Sciences, TA C. Baba
Section 303: R 9:55, changed to 122 Ingraham from 330 Education, TA C. Baba
Section 304: R 11:00, changed to 6310 Social Science from 1263 Comp S&ST, TA C. Baba
Section 305: F 9:55, 490 Van Hise, TA D. Nam
Section 306: F 11:00, 4308 Social Sciences, D. Nam
Section 307: F 8:50, 4322 Social Sciences, D. Nam
Section 308: F 1:20, 6112 Social Sciences, D. Nam
Professor Menzie Chinn
Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:30
Office: 7418 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-7397
Office Hours: Tu 10-12
Office: 7222 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-1983
cbaba at wisc dot edu
Office Hours: F 12:10-01:10; 02:10-03:10
Office: 6473 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-1003
dnam at wisc dot edu
Econ 330 Syllabus in PDF file .
Economics 330 is a course in money and banking.
The course will focus upon the theoretical and empirical aspects of the role of monetary policy in macroeconomic stabilization and economic growth.
The determination of short and long term interest rates and exchange rates will be examined at length.
The institutional structure of central banking and of bank financial intermediation in the U.S. will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 102 or 111. Economics 302 is recommended.
The textbook is Frederic Mishkin, The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 8th Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2006) available at the University Bookstore.
Additional readings from the WWW will be assigned during the quarter.
- Midterm 1, Wednesday, 10/11.
- Midterm 2, Wednesday, 11/8
- Final Exam, Friday, 12/22 7:45AM, Social Sciences 6210
Downloadable Course Materials
Additional Assigned Readings
News Reports (optional)
Weblogs and Perspectives
Economics and Economic Policy Links
U.S. Government Agencies
Current and Historical Data
- Bloomberg calender of economic releases.
- Yahoo financial data. Includes data on individual stocks and bonds.
- St. Louis Fed economic database Thousands
of time series on economic activity, in an easily downloadable form.
- Dynamic Yield Curve
- Federal Reserve Board data Monetary, financial and output data
collected by the Nation's central bank.
- White House Economic Briefing Room Contains
current economic data.
- Economic Report of the President, various years. The back portion of
this annual publication contains about 70 tables of government economic data.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis, Dept. of Commerce Data on GDP and components (the national income and product accounts) as well as other macroeconomic data.
- Bureau of the Census, Dept. of Commerce Data on the characteristics
of the US population as well as of US firms.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Labor Data on
wages, prices, productivity, and employment and unemployment rates.
- Energy Information Agency, Dept. of Energy Data on
on energy (electricity, gas, petroleum) production, consumption and prices.
- Statistical Abstract of the US
A compilation of statistics about the US, from government and nongovernment sources.
- NBER Data Specialized economic databases created by
economists associated with the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Economics 330 Money and Banking / UW Madison / firstname.lastname@example.org / 27 December 2006