Summer 2022 - ECON 345 D100

International Finance (3)

Class Number: 2722

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 and 105, all with a minimum grade of C-; 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:

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 the real world use the theories of international finance.

Grading

  • Written Assignments 20%
  • Midterm Exam 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

International Economics: Theory and Policy, 11th Edition. 2017. Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld. [Custom Pearson, with MyEconLab]


ISBN: 978-13452083

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

Teaching at SFU in summer 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction.  Some courses may be offered through alternative methods (remote, online, blended), and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. 

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote, online, or blended courses study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.