Welcome to the Homepage for ECON 430, Monetary Theory. Below you will find links to course reading materials, interesting links, and other information I’ve pulled together from the Internet. If you have anything you think would be worth adding, please let me know.

Link to course on Canvas

Syllabus


Semester Long Paper Topics

Please read the description of recommended paper topics on Canvas.


Unit 1


Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3


Unit 2


Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

  • Champ & Freeman: [1 & 3]

Lecture 7

  • Champ & Freeman: [1 & 3]

Lecture 8

  • Champ & Freeman: [1 & 3]

Lecture 9

  • Champ & Freeman: [1 & 3]

Unit 3


Lecture 10

Lecture 11

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 3

Lecture 12

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 3

Lecture 13

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 2 & Ch 4

Unit 4


Lecture 14

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 5 & Ch 6
  • Champ & Freeman: Ch 5
  • Lucas 1972
  • Mishkin on Expectations
  • Akerlof & Shiller: Chapter 9 on Phillips Curve

Lecture 15

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 5 & Ch 6

Lecture 16

Lecture 17

Lecture 18

  • Bain & Howells: Ch 9 & Ch 12

Other Useful or Interesting Materials


The 2008 Meltdown described by PBS Frontline. If you didn’t pay attention back in 2008 when you were like 4 years old… you should take the time to watch this movie.

Inside the Meltdown

Watch this video if you want to have a better understanding of the securitization process: The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Ace Greenberg on the Failure of Bear two years after

The Bloomberg interview is summarized here on the New York Times “Dealbook” site. See 10:00 mark for story on the “Spy”, “Weasel”, and the “Ferret”