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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.

Jun 26, 2020

Extremely helpful is understanding the money view of banking system. One of the best courses. A small suggestion - it can be interspersed with more examples especially from the emerging markets.

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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

By Mordechai C

Jun 10, 2018

Awesome, one of the best classes I have taken!!!

By Akshat T

Jul 4, 2021

Great Course, loved learning alot of new things

By Ethan N

Dec 28, 2020

This course has everything business people need

By Manish S

May 10, 2020

The Best Course to Understand Money and Banking

By Deleted A

May 25, 2019

Great course with great Information & materials

By Cristian M S

Nov 4, 2019

Excelent course and the professor is the best.


Sep 6, 2018

It really gives you some deep facts of money.

By Dr. N C K

Dec 30, 2017

Exactly as a MOOC should be! Great Professor

By Sugam S

Feb 1, 2017

One of the best course I had till now. BEST!

By Patrik C

Sep 21, 2020

High level of finance and banking learning.

By Varun N

Sep 20, 2016

Great material ... unlike any other course.

By Mayur

Nov 30, 2021

Extremely beautifully explained concepts .

By Roberto C S A

Jul 4, 2020


By Isabella R

Apr 4, 2020

This was the best class I had at Coursera!

By Sheng Y

Jan 30, 2020


By Gerardo H J B

Aug 23, 2017

Extraordinary course! Really insightful.

By Jesper o D

Sep 7, 2019

Brilliant, a constant source to think!

By Sydney D L

May 31, 2019

A good class to know about the subject

By evan r

Jul 17, 2017

Outstanding presentation all around !

By Jasurbek B

Dec 25, 2016

Good MOOC with distinguished lecturer

By ali s

Jul 5, 2021

best course about economics of money

By Anoushka H

Aug 30, 2020

Great course! Helped me learn a lot.