Course Description & Purpose:

To make students understanding of the relationships between the real economies and the functions of monetary system, this course will provide basic theories of financial system and its mechanism. By providing concrete and empirical facts, this course will draw proper perspective of the whole picture of financial problems.
To give explanations of current financial problems, Nikkei shimbun and Bloomberg website will be used with the aim is help students apply the knowledge learnt from this course into actual situations. It means that it will not explain issues picked up on papers ostensibly, but it focuses on giving explanations the background of issues and its mechanism from viewpoints of economics. Through this work, it helps students discover problems, understand the nature of issues and develop their abilities of thinking expression logically.