|Topics in Economics: Financial Intermediation and the Real Economy (MW26.2)||Instructor|
|Thu., 10.15 - 11.45 h, (online)||
Prof. Dr. Daniel Streitz
This course uses economic theory and empirical evidence to study the links between financial markets and the real economy, with a specific focus on the role of banks. We will discuss questions such as: how does access to credit (or the lack thereof) affect firms and households? What are the implications for growth and economic development? What has changed in the recent decades, e.g., how does financial innovation and the rise of FinTechs affect the traditional bank business model? What role does monetary policy play?
Prerequisites: Econometrics. Limited to 20 students.