“The complexity of the financial system has increased much faster than our understanding of it.”

Wouter Bos

Minicourse macro-economics

The Art Reserve Bank hopes to stimulate the discussion about the basics of our financial system. For anybody who isn't acquainted with it yet or for those who would like to refresh their knowledge, industrial economist René Heunen has written a mini-course which explains a number of basic principles.

What is money?

What is a bank?

What do commercial banks do?

What do central banks do?

How is money created?

What is interest?

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