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EC924: Monetary Economics

  • Marija Vukotic

    Module Leader
18 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

The main objective of this module is to provide an understanding of the key aspects of monetary dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models, with a focus on recent contributions to the literature and their applications.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Students should gain a knowledge of, and an ability to construct, manipulate and numerically solve, theoretical models in which there is a role for monetary policy or where fluctuations of nominal variables affect the real allocation of resources.


The module will typically cover the following topics and techniques:

Empirical Evidence; Classical monetary model; NK model; Optimal monetary policy design; Current issues: introduction of financial frictions and unconventional monetary policy measures; Structural VARs; Solving rational expectation models; Introduction to Dynare.


Optional Module
L1P6 - Year 1, L1P7 - Year 1
Assessment Method
Coursework (20%) + 2 hour exam (80%)
Coursework Details
Problem set
Exam Timing

Exam Rubric

Time Allowed: 2 Hours

Answer TWO questions ONLY. All questions are of equal weight. Answer each question in a separate answer booklet.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book provided and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book. If you answer more questions than are required and do not indicate which answers should be ignored, we will mark the requisite number of answers in the order in which they appear in the answer book(s): answers beyond that number will not be considered.

Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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