**Finance
462
**

**Spring
2005 Class Schedule (Tentative)
**

**January
**

Tuesday: 11^{th}: Introduction to Money& Banking

Thursday, 13^{th}: Introduction to Financial Markets (SB Chapter
1)

Tuesday, 18^{th}: Measuring
the Economy: Economic Indicators (SB Chapter 2)

Thursday, 20^{th}: Measuring the Economy: Economic Indicators (SB
Chapter 2), **Problem Set #1 Due**

Tuesday, 25^{th}: Empirical Properties of Interest Rates (SB Chapter
4)

**February**

Thursday, 27^{th}: Structural Interest Rate Models (SB Chapter 3), **Problem
Set #2 Due**

Tuesday, 1^{st}: Structural Interest Rate Models (SB Chapter 3),**
**

Thursday, 3^{rd}: Statistical Interest Rate Models (SB Chapter 7) **Problem
Set #3 Due**

Tuesday, 8^{th}: Review for Midterm #1, **Project
#1 Due**

Thursday, 10^{th}: **Midterm #1 (Chapters 1-7)**

Tuesday, 15^{th}: Measuring Interest Rate Risk, Non-Contingent Claims
(SB Ch. 6, 8)

Thursday, 17^{th}: ** **Measuring Interest Rate Risk;
Non-Contingent Claims (SB Ch.6, 8)

Tuesday, 22^{nd}: Measuring Interest Rate Risk; Contingent Claims (SB
Ch.9)

Thursday, 24^{th}: Measuring
Interest Rate Risk; Contingent Claims (SB Ch.9) **Problem Set #4 Due**

**March**

Tuesday, 1^{st}:** ** Hedging Interest Rate Risk: (SB
Chapters 15, 16),** Project #2 Due
**

Thursday, 3^{rd}:
Understanding Money Demand, **Problem Set #5 Due**

**Spring Break**

Tuesday, 15^{th}: The Federal Reserve and the Supply of
Money

Thursday, 17^{th}: Review for Midterm #2, **Problem Set #6 Due**

Tuesday, 22^{nd}: **Midterm #2 (SB Chapters 6, 8, 9, 15
-16)**

Thursday, 24^{th}: Commercial Banks and Other Depository Institutions
(SB Chapters 21, 22)

**Easter Break
**

Tuesday, 29^{th}: Regulation and Evolution of the Banking Sector (SB
Chapter 21, 24)

Thursday, 31^{st}: Risk Management and Commercial Banking (SB
Chapter 25), **Problem Set #7 Due
**

**April**

Tuesday, 5^{th}: Competition and Commercial Banking (MVH
Chapter 12), **Project #3 Due**

Thursday, 7^{th}: Commercial Banks and the Supply of Money, **Problem
Set #8 Due**

Tuesday, 12^{th}: Money, GDP, and Inflation

Thursday, 14^{th}: Money, GDP, and Inflation, **Problem Set #9
Due**

Tuesday, 19^{th}:
Formulating Monetary Policy (MVH Chapter 25, 26, 27)

Thursday, 21^{st}: The Mechanics of Interest Rate Targeting (MVH
Chapter 25, 26, 27), **Problem Set #10 Due**

Tuesday, 26^{th:} Review for Final, **Project
#4 Due**

**Final Exams: May 2 ^{nd}-6^{th}**

**Have a Great Vacation!
**