The Evolution of Money; From Commodity to Crypto

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Commodity to Crypto

Spring 2023

Taught By: Hanin Khawaja

Section: A

CRN: 11156

Credits: 4

This course examines the workings of the international monetary system and its relation to the macroeconomy, it aims to provide students with the historic accounts and theoretical frameworks that will allow them to better understand money, currency systems and monetary policy. The first part will provide a historical account of money and currency systems, from commodities to digital forms, and will look broadly at what serves as money and credit and the formation of the public and private institutions that regulate and operate those markets. The second part will provide a theoretical overview of the different monetary schools and their treatment of money; money as a concept, how it's created, and where it derives its value from, will be discussed at length. The last part of the course will cover policy debates and open economy macroeconomics, here the focus will be on balance of payment, exchange rate dynamics, dollarization and the digitalization of money in an open world economy.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:02pm EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 910

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023