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Fall 2017-2018
ECO 494 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Chinese Financial and Monetary Systems

Wei Xiong

With its rapid economic growth in the past three decades, China already has the world's second largest economy. Meanwhile its financial markets are also being quickly liberalized and integrated with the rest of the world. As the current trend continues, there are growing interests to learn and understand the workings of China's financial and monetary systems. This course aims to serve this objective with a particular emphasis on understanding the role provided by the financial system in facilitating China's economic development, in addition to the investment opportunities and risk presented by the system to the outside world.

Sample reading list:
Franklin Allen, Jun "QJ" Qian, Chenying Zhang, Mengxin, China's Financial System: Opportunities and Challenges
Michael Martin, China's Banking System: Issues for Congress
Z. Song, K. Storesletten, F. Zilibotti, Growing like China
Allen, Qian, Shan, Zhu, The best performing economy with the worst performing market
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problem sets, readings from books and journals, term paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100 (Intro Micro), ECO 101 (Intro Macro).

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20757 L01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T        Enrolled:20 Limit:40
20758 P01 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th        Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed