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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2020 ECON 036 Financial Markets and Institutions 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri ECON-036-5-AUS


This course studies the fundamental principles that govern financial markets and institutions and the roles they play in the business environment. Students will explore the operation mechanism of global financial markets, their key institutional features, and the theoretical underpinnings of their design. Topics will include different types of financial securities such as debt, equity, convertible debt, and preferred stocks traded in the market, their relative advantages and disadvantages and the roles of institutions such as banks, credit rating agencies and institutional investors in these markets. The aim of this course is to help students have a clear understanding about the structure and design of global financial markets and institutions.