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Status: Required course

Period: Second year, First semester

ECTS credits: 7

Class hours: 90 class hours (60 lectures and 30 seminars)

Language: Bulgarian, English


Prerequisites: completed courses in Micro- and Macroeconomics I and Mathematics


Course content

The course in money and banking introduces students to the topic of monetary analysis and monetary policy. Money, their importance for modern economy, the financial system and the system of monetary policy, the mechanisms of action of various modern financial instruments are among the main topics that the course covers in depth. The course uses generalized models of the functioning of the economy to achieve an analysis of the latest theories of money and monetary policy. The practical examples are based on the experience and data of Bulgarian economy.


Course aim

Theoretical knowledge and practical approach to basic definitions, indices and models for the analysis of the financial system, the monetary sector and monetary policy. At the end of the course students should know the main components of the financial system and the connections between them, be able to apply the basic models of the operation of the financial system and its interaction with other processes in the economy, and have the ability to apply the models to practical situations.


Intended learning outcomes

Students should:

- Understand the role, functions and tools of the financial system and their interaction

- Know the main regularities of monetary policy

- Know the basic models used to analyze the financial system and monetary policy

- Be able to apply their analytical knowledge to the individual situation.