Published Nov. 16, 2011 12:52 PM

Solution to the problems for seminar 6 - provided by Group A (no Group B), is now available under "Seminars". This is the last seminar!

Published Nov. 15, 2011 10:37 AM

Slides for Bent Vale's lecture today (Nov 15) are available under "Lectures".

Published Nov. 14, 2011 3:57 PM

Under "Lectures" you will find updated slides for Lecture 12 November 8: Some typos are corrected, furthermore in the Helpman et al. model a 0 deposit insurance premium is explicitly assumed, and in the Dewatripont and Tirole model the conditional expected net value of the bank in period 2 is defined.

Published Nov. 8, 2011 11:06 AM

The problem set 6 for the seminar (the last one) in week 46 (Nov 17 in HH 101 1415-1600) is now available under "Seminars". So far only one group is willing to answer the questions (Skumsnes and Åmot). If another group should like to put in some effort, please give a message to Vislie. The answers should be sent to Vislie not later than Wednesday 16, before 1200.

Published Nov. 8, 2011 11:05 AM

Slides for Bent Vale's lecture today (Nov 8) are available under "Lectures".

Published Nov. 2, 2011 2:14 PM

No answer is prepared on Question A for the seminar tomorrow.

Published Nov. 2, 2011 11:44 AM

The solution to question B - set 5 - provided by group B, for the seminar tomorrow, is now available on the homepage under "Seminars".

Published Nov. 1, 2011 11:48 AM

Slides for Bent Vale's lecture today (Nov 1), are available under "Lectures".

Published Oct. 27, 2011 1:08 PM

The problem set for seminar #5 - November 3 - is available under "Seminars". Group A (Pokhrel, Gurung) will answer Question A (Bubbles), while Group B (Nesvik, Trasti) will answer Question B (Diamond-Dybvig model). Please mail the answers to Jon Vislie ( later than Wednesday (November 2) morning, as pdf-files. I will then forward them to Henrik B. The last seminar on November 17 will take place in Room 101 in Harriet Holter; 1415-1600. The problem set will be available in week 45. So far, only one group is in the programme;(Skumsnes & Åmot). We should have one more group! Those willing to do the job, please contact JV.

Published Oct. 27, 2011 12:43 PM

Updated lecture notes for the lecture on 25 October (Vale lecture 1) are uploaded. In these updated slides, a few typos have been corrected and the description of deposit insurance is more detailed.

Published Oct. 26, 2011 12:36 PM

The solutions to problem set #4 for the seminar tomorrow are available under "Seminars". The problems for the seminar next week (November 3) will be available as soon as poosible.

Published Oct. 21, 2011 4:05 PM

Seminar 4 Both groups should answer both questions (Group A: Lindstrøm et al.; group B: Hansen et al). The answer to the second question can be relatively brief. Answers should be mailed to Jon Vislie.

Published Oct. 21, 2011 12:39 PM

Slides for Bent Vale's lecture on Tuesday 25, are available under "Lectures"

Published Oct. 20, 2011 3:59 PM

Copies of Chapter 10 on Banking Crises in Reinhart and Rogoffs book (on the curriculum) are available in the Department Reception on the twelft floor.

Published Oct. 12, 2011 12:37 PM

The solutions to Problem Set #3 for the seminar tomorrow are available under "Seminars". The Problem Set for Seminar #4 in two weeks (October 27) will be available next week. The two groups to answer the questions for Seminar #4 are: Group A: Lindstrøm et al.; Broup B: Hansen et al.

Published Oct. 7, 2011 12:32 PM

The problem set for seminar #3 (October 13) is now available under "Seminars". Both groups (Group A: Keller et al., and Group B: Skripeland et al.) answer both Question 1 and 2. (Question 1 is related to Problem Set #1 and section 2.5.3 in F&R, and you should all consider both questions carefully!) The two groups should mail their answers to JV (, not later than Wednesday morning, as pdf-files. The answers will then be forwarded to Henrik B.

Published Oct. 6, 2011 10:44 AM

The lecture on Tuessday 11 October will start at 16.30 and may continue to 18.15. Reason: Lecturer needs to be reprogrammed from real business cycles to bubbles and crisis. AR

Published Oct. 5, 2011 11:13 AM

The solutions to Problem Set #2 for the seminar tomorrow are available under "Seminars". Problem Set #3 for the next week's seminar will be made available tomorrow - Group A: Keller et al. and Group B: Skripeland et al.

Published Oct. 3, 2011 3:23 PM

More sections that can be skipped In Freixas and Rochet's book sections 2.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.5 and 3.5.3 have been added to the list of sections that can be skipped. AR

Published Sep. 29, 2011 1:19 PM

The problem set for seminar #2 - October 6 - is now available under "Seminars". Group A (Bernhardsen's group) answers Question 1 and 3, and Group B (Hovland's group) answers Quetion 2 and 3. Mail the answers (in pdf) to JonV ( not later than wednesday morning - I forward them to Henrik B.

Published Sep. 26, 2011 8:16 PM

Notes for tomorrow's lecture are available and can be downloaded (Lecture 2 -Alstadheim).

Published Sep. 23, 2011 10:42 AM

The Problem Set for seminar #2 on October 6, will be available on the Homepage not later than Thursday (September 29). This problem set is to be answered by two groups: Group A with Berhardsen et al.; Group B with Hovland et al. Both groups complete a draft not later than October 5. Send your answer/proposal on e-mail (pdf) to JV (, who will make them available on the Homepage and to Henrik B.

Published Sep. 21, 2011 6:09 PM

Please note that there have been CHANGES IN THE SEMINAR SCHEDULE:

The first seminar will be held 22 September, 14:15-16:00 in seminarroom 847, Eilert Sundt's building.

The schedule for the rest of the semester is: 6 October 13 October 27 October 3 November

All of the above seminars have the same time & venue, in addition to this there will be a last seminar on 17 November. While the time is 14:15, the venue will be confirmed at a later stage.

Published Sep. 21, 2011 12:12 PM

You can download Ragna Alstadheim's presentation from yesterday's lecture on the Homepage under "Lectures". Also, solutions to Problem Set 1 for the seminar tomorrow are are available under "Seminars".

Published Sep. 20, 2011 3:17 PM

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