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A250A1200 Financial Markets and Institutions, 6 cr 
Code A250A1200  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Financial Markets and Institutions  Abbreviation Financial Marke 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Heli Arminen 
Heikki Lehkonen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 2-3



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Heli Arminen

Univeristy lecturer, D.Sc. (Econ.) Heikki Lehkonen


At the end of the course student is expected to be able to:
-explain the key functions of the financial markets and their role in the economy
-understand the definitions of money and monetary aggregates, and to be able to analyze behavior of interest rates
-be able to explain and analyze what factors determine demand for money and supply of money
-explain the role of the central bank in the economy and the tools of the monetary policy.
-understand the role of regulation and supervision of the financial markets and be able to explain the purpose of the macroprudential analysis and the tools of macroprudential policy.


The lecture course gives an introduction to key functions of the financial markets, to financial institutions and to the role of money in economy. The special focus of the lecture course is business and behavior of the financial institutions, financial market equilibrium, demand for money, and determination of interest rates. The lecture course gives also an introduction to the main functions of central banks, to the tools and targets of monetary policy as well as to the regulation and supervision of the financial markets and the macro prudential analysis and policy.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 24 h, preparation for lectures and exam 132 h, exam 4 h, 1st period. Total workload for student 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points. Paper exam 100 %.

Course Materials 

Mishkin, F.S., 2016. Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Global Edition, 11th edition.

Other material handed out during the course.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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