The Economics of Banking (ØABED2300)

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

In this course we will study the role of commercial and investment banks in a country like Norway. As highlighted by the recent financial crisis, a well-functioning banking system is crucial for any modern economy and a crisis in the banking sector can have widespread consequences. We will first address questions like why we have banks and what their role is. We will then turn our attention to the ways banks are managed; we will consider liquidity management, risk management, and credit rationing. Finally, the course will cover recent trends in the banking industry, including securitisation, deregulation and globalisation.

  • Admission requirements

    There are no specific requirements for this course. However, the basics of microeconomics is recommended.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 1 October.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

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