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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

BG

Jul 17, 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.

AK

Nov 18, 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 Mordechai C

Jun 10, 2018

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

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 04, 2019

Excelent course and the professor is the best.

By ANNI G

Sep 06, 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 01, 2017

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

By Varun N

Sep 21, 2016

Great material ... unlike any other course.

By Roberto C S A

Jul 04, 2020

BEST COURSE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND BANKING

By Isabella R

Apr 04, 2020

This was the best class I had at Coursera!

By Sheng Y

Jan 30, 2020

一个非常棒的课程,非常适合理科生,可以学到非常多现实世界中适用的东西,值得学习。

By Gerardo H J B

Aug 23, 2017

Extraordinary course! Really insightful.

By Jesper o D

Sep 07, 2019

Brilliant, a constant source to think!

By Sydney D L

May 31, 2019

A good class to know about the subject

By Kevin T

Jul 18, 2017

Outstanding presentation all around !

By Jasurbek B

Dec 25, 2016

Good MOOC with distinguished lecturer

By E H

May 16, 2020

THE COURSE WAS GREAT AND AWESOME !!!

By Lilit

Nov 04, 2019

Amazing professor and amazing class!

By alexgesch

Jan 29, 2017

Great course with a lot of insights!

By Zhang Y

Jan 19, 2017

Real course, learned a lot from Prof

By Steven B

Aug 12, 2017

Excellent material and instructor.

By mathieu.primot

Oct 28, 2016

A very clear introduction to money

By Matas J

Oct 02, 2019

Excellent course! Great lecturer!

By Abdullahi H A

May 30, 2019

this course is career development

By saurabh p

Jul 22, 2017

make it more of a practical view