This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charity. It is based on the free textbook "Money and Banking" by Robert E. Wright and Vincenzo Quadrini. It is divided into six units, with readings and online resources for each. There are self-assessment questions with answer guidelines, and an online quiz.
Subjects in Monetary Economics
Eleven files shared in PDF format as part of the TRUE project.
Thirteen-page document, covering "What is monetary policy?" and "How does the central bank choose the interest rate?" including a section on quantitative easing
Sixteen Powerpoint files, shared as part of the TRUE project. Six are aimed at year 2 undergraduates: they cover basic finance as the context for teaching financial market trading. The other ten are aimed at final-year economics students and postgraduate students of banking.
Assignment sheets, with separate answer sheets, on the topics of Efficient Markets, Capital Budgeting, Portfolio Theory, CAPM, Money Demand, and IS-LM.
This is the reading list for a final year economics course in money and banking or a postgraduate course in Money and Banking.
A playlist on an official European Commission YouTube channel collects some short explanations of the Euro area Banking Union and of the European Central Bank's Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The videos date from 2014.
An Introduction to Investment Theory is an online textbook "designed for use in a four-week teaching module for master's students studying introductory finance", written by William N. Goetzmann of Yale University, School of Management. Eight chapters covering theories of financial investment decision, risk, portfolio selection, asset pricing, arbitrage, capital market efficiency. Assumes some basic statistical knowledge, but presentation mostly uses diagrams and simple algebra.
The lecturer's guide for this textbook is available for download if you first go through the free registration. A range of PowerPoint presentations are also available and these do not require registration.
Graphic representations of various concepts in microeconomics (e.g. monopoly, consumer and producer surplus, Edgeworth Box), macroeconomics (e.g. Solow growth model, Keynesian cross, Lorenz Curve and Gini coefficient), game theory (e.g. Nash equilibrium in 3x3 game, binomial tree) and financial theory (e.g. net present value, price-yield curve). Submitted by various authors in Mathematica, with short explanation of underlying theory, and options to manipulate the diagram by changing the different variables. To do this, and view the demonstrations in the browser, requires download of the Mathematica Player browser plug-in which is available for Windows, Linux or Mac. These form part of the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, hosted on the website of independent scientist Stephen Wolfram as a development of his popular Mathematica program.
Nine problem sets and exams from a 1999 course are archived on this course page, with answers to the problem sets in separate documents. The course text is "Investments" by Bodie, Kane and Marcus. The course covers Monetary and financial economics as taught by James Pierce of University of California, Berkeley.
This course page supports a course on international monetary economics as taught by Olivier Jeanne at Johns Hopkins University in 2010. It presents theory and applies it towards gaining an understanding of recent events and current policy issues. The theory presented in this course covers a broad range of topics including exchange rate determination, monetary and fiscal policy in an open economy (that is, and economy that trades goods and assets with the rest of the world), balance of payments crises, the choice of exchange rate systems, and international debt. These theoretical frameworks enable the discussion of topics such as the current global financial crisis, global financial imbalances, the Chinese exchange rate regime, and proposed changes in the international financial architecture. It includes a course syllabus, lectures notes / slides and exam papers. The site is no longer online, so the link is to the Web Archive's copy.