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About the Course

The last three or four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the institutions that comprise the modern monetary system. The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is a wakeup call that we need a similar evolution in the analytical apparatus and theories that we use to understand that system. Produced and sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, this course is an attempt to begin the process of new economic thinking by reviving and updating some forgotten traditions in monetary thought that have become newly relevant. Three features of the new system are central. Most important, the intertwining of previously separate capital markets and money markets has produced a system with new dynamics as well as new vulnerabilities. The financial crisis revealed those vulnerabilities for all to see. The result was two years of desperate innovation by central banking authorities as they tried first this, and then that, in an effort to stem the collapse. Second, the global character of the crisis has revealed the global character of the system, which is something new in postwar history but not at all new from a longer time perspective. Central bank cooperation was key to stemming the collapse, and the details of that cooperation hint at the outlines of an emerging new international monetary order. Third, absolutely central to the crisis was the operation of key derivative contracts, most importantly credit default swaps and foreign exchange swaps. Modern money cannot be understood separately from modern finance, nor can modern monetary theory be constructed separately from modern financial theory. That's the reason this course places dealers, in both capital markets and money markets, at the very center of the picture, as profit-seeking suppliers of market liquidity to the new system of market-based credit....

Top reviews

Jul 16, 2017

An intellectually engaging course opening a debate about how we think about markets and how we should tackle the current challenges. Accessible to non-economists. I warmly recommend it to everyone.

Nov 17, 2017

This course is really useful to me ... I was always interested on monetary and fiscal policies and associate mechanism in Macroeconomics and this course covers the Monetary part in good details.

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By Jean-Charles G

Apr 29, 2019

Very interesting

By Kaustubh T

Feb 16, 2019

so much to learn

By Shingo K

Apr 7, 2018

very insightful!

By Maduvha N

Oct 15, 2017

very informative


Aug 2, 2017

Very interesting

By Hussain A

Nov 16, 2016

Excellent Course

By Савина О Д

Dec 23, 2018

Awesome course!

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Feb 28, 2021

Perry is a god

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Sep 14, 2020

superb course

By Jose M C

Dec 24, 2018

It was great!

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Jun 21, 2020

Baita curso!

By Saran P

Apr 14, 2018

Good course!

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Jul 18, 2020

good course

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By Holger R

Sep 4, 2017

Very good.

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By Mohamed A R

Oct 26, 2020

very nice

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Aug 13, 2020