SEOUL, Feb.10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Bank of Korea (BOK) will manage a course on economic education at a university.
Bank officials announced that they will open a course called ‘Research on Policies and the Market’ at the graduate schools of economics at Yonsei and Sogang universities, and give lectures on macroeconomic theory.
Employees from the BOK will speak as lecturers during the two credit course, and will cover currency policy goals, money circulation, and the concept of financial stability.
The BOK is opening university courses to expand communication with the market by letting people know the functions and roles of the BOK, which makes efforts to stabilize prices and banking.
In addition, by handing down experience with monetary policy at a working level, the BOK can contribute in training manpower with professional knowledge.
Bank officials are considering giving special lectures with speakers from the Monetary Policy Committee or bank executives.
The BOK is also expanding programs for ordinary people to educate them on economics.
Every Friday afternoon an open course is offered to explain various macroeconomic theories and pending issues. Education programs for elementary, junior high and high school students, and an adolescent economy education volunteer group are also being offered.
Programs to educate teachers at all types of schools are also provided.
Officials from the BOK comment that they are carrying out economic education programs to restore the role of the banking profession in society.
By Kevin Lee (email@example.com)