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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....

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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.


May 28, 2020

The "Economics of Money and Banking" course provided an inspiring look on the modern international finance system. Definitely, recommending it for both newcomers and already experienced students.

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By Henric C

Oct 30, 2020

Excellent! Only wish professor Mehrling wrote a textbook on it!!

By Arun S

Sep 1, 2019

Extremely useful for someone trying to understand modern banking

By Sivanaresh R P

Dec 16, 2019

Outstanding course with an extraordinary discussions & lectures

By Salvador R

Jan 30, 2017

Very good! Exceptional in its explanation of the modern bankin

By Don C

Sep 15, 2020

Thank you Professor Mehrling for making this course available.

By Marcel C

Jun 25, 2017

The teacher is very good and knows what he is talking about :)

By Mikhail D

May 11, 2017

Excellent lecturer! Very informative and easy to understand.


Jun 7, 2020

the course was long and slightly hard but i learned a lot .

By Joshua A

Sep 6, 2021

great course, great content, great teaching style........


Dec 13, 2019

Thank you for the course. it was an incredible experience.

By Ankur A

Nov 12, 2017

very excellent studying material and an impressive faculty

By Henry S

Aug 26, 2020

Excellent. Crucial to understand the way the world moves.

By Sameeksha A

Jun 24, 2020

Good lectures ensuring understanding of concepts easily.

By Francisco J M G

Mar 25, 2022

Muy interesante. tal vez sería conveniente actualizarlo

By Leonel C

Aug 21, 2021

Amazing teacher, complex subject but clearly presented.

By Tobechukwu M N

May 19, 2021

A very well-structed course organized and put together.

By Rufat H

Oct 19, 2019

It worth time spent watching it, learning and studying.

By Mohamed A

Oct 9, 2016

this is very well informative and well presented course

By Lim K B J

Apr 15, 2020

Very intellectual and stimulating course , thank you !


Apr 23, 2022

is so good for learning and any certification courses

By Giorgio G

Jul 30, 2020

Probably the most interesting course I've ever taken!


Apr 30, 2019

Wonderful & insightful take as to how the world works

By AlfredZhao

Oct 12, 2016

I got a better structure to think about money market.

By Fraser K

Jun 23, 2020

Great lecturer who makes the course so interesting

By Le W

Apr 19, 2020

可能还是需要很多背景知识,比如微经宏经,比如finance比如banking 才能看得懂。比较吃力