ECON 510
Financial Development and Regulation Spring 2020
Division II
Cross-listed ECON 352 / ECON 510
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This course focuses on the financial system and its role in economic development. The first part explores the functions of finance, how it contributes to growth and income inequality, examining what can be done to increase financial inclusion. It will examine experiences with financial sector repression and subsequent liberalization, and investigate the causes and impact of financial crises. Then it will study how to make finance effective and how to prevent or minimize crises, analyzing government’s role as regulator, supervisor, standard setter, contract enforcer, and owner. In this final part, attention will be devoted to the role of institutions (laws, norms, culture) and incentives in financial sector development.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20-25
Class#: 3167
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm, participation in class discussion and debates, and a final research paper
Prerequisites: for undergraduates, POEC 253 or ECON 255; undergraduate enrollment limited and requires instructor's permission
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 352 Division II ECON 510 Division II
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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