Fall 2019 - ECON 345 D100
International Finance (3)
Class Number: 2885
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205; 60 units or permission of the department.
Foreign exchange markets; determination of spot and forward exchange rates; Euro currency markets; balance of payments statistics; international adjustment theory; income price and exchange rate effects; the role of international short term capital flows; the international monetary system: gold standard, freely floating rates, dollar gold exchange standard, centrally created reserves. Students with credit for ECON 445 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
This course surveys a variety of topics in international finance and open-economy macroeconomics, including: the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, Purchasing Power Parity, speculative attacks and the causes and consequences of international financial crises, Financial Derivatives Etc. This course will follow both a theoretical and practical approach. We will also see how practitioners in real world use the theories of international finance.
- Assignments 20%
- Midterm 30%
- Final exam 50%
International Economics: Theory and Policy, 11th Edition. 2017. Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld. [Custom Pearson, latter half of text, MYLAB Economics with e-text Access card]
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