Spring 2020 - ECON 345 D100
International Finance (3)
Class Number: 1826
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 24, 2020
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
1 778 782-5406
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 develops basic models of exchange rates and international capital flows. Topics covered include: Purchasing Power Parity, Uncovered Interest Parity, Exchange Rate Overshooting, International Policy Coordination, Currency Crises, and Monetary Unions. In addition, there will be some discussion of the history and evolution of the international financial system, and some discussion of recent proposals to reform it.
- Problem sets 30%
- Midterm exam 35%
- Final exam 35%
International Finance: Theory and Policy, by Krugman, Obstfeld and Melitz. 11th Edition, 2017) [Custom Pearson eText with MyLab Access Card).
International Finance: Theory and Policy (Custom Pearson eText only). Krugman, Bostfeld & Melitz. 11th edition.
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