EC933-7-SP-CO:
International Finance

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
20
12 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
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(none)

 

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Key module for

MSC L16012 International Economics

Module description

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.

Module aims

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the analytical tools used in the field of international macroeconomics and finance.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students will understand how analytical tools can be used to examine key policy issues in international macroeconomics and finance.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

2 lecture hours per week. 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.

Bibliography

  • Obstfeld, Maurice; Rogoff, Kenneth S. (1996) Foundations of international macroeconomics, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Test
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Stefan Niemann
For further information, send a message to sniem@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 24 hours, 22 (91.7%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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