Fall 2019 - ECON 345 D100

International Finance (3)

Class Number: 2885

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • Assignments 20%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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] 
ISBN: 978-013454522

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

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