Principles of Banking

Module code: EC2033

Module co-ordinator: Dr Carlos Díaz Vela

In this module you will study banking and financial intermediation, including how to analyse a bank’s balance sheet, income statements and income structure. We will discuss different approaches to bank and risk management, the different functions of the central bank (such as monetary policy) and how to use different theories of banking in order to analyse real-world events.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to banking
  • Bank management
  • Risk management
  • Bank regulation
  • Role of central banking and monetary policy
  • Theory of bank run


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • 5 one-hour tutorials


  • Mid-term test, 1 hour (20%)
  • Exam, 90 minutes (80%)