EC933-7-SP-CO: International Finance
Essex credit: 20
ECTS credit: 10
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Dr Stefan Niemann
Dr Stefan Niemann
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|Module is taught during the following terms
Topics covered include intertemporal current account and balance of payments; uncertainty and international financial markets; imperfections in financial markets, capital account liberalization, direction of capital flows, global imbalances and sovereign risk, global imbalances; speculative attacks and currency crisis; contagion; nominal rigidities; exchange rate regimes.
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the analytical tools used in the field of international macroeconomics and finance and show how these tools can be applied in examining key policy issues.
Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.
Learning and Teaching Methods
2 lecture hours per week
Whichever is the Greater:
EITHER 50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
OR 100 per cent Exam Mark
Exam Duration and Period
2:00 during Summer Examination period.
MSc in Financial and Business Economics, MSc in International Economics
- Obstfeld, M. and Rogoff, K. (1996), Foundations of International Economics, MIT Press. (Main textbook)
- Mark, N (2001): International Macroeconomics and Finance, Blackwell Publishers. (Background material)