ECON5502 International Finance and Markets
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit deals with the workings of the international monetary system, international capital markets and open economy macroeconomics. Topics include foreign exchange rate determination; international aspects of interest rate determination; world commodity prices and their interaction with exchange rates; gold, commodity monies and the international monetary system.
- Students are able to (1) have an appreciation of the international monetary system, international capital markets and open economy macroeconomics, including economic aspects of resource booms; (2) assess competing theories of exchange rate determination and apply them to the valuation of currencies; and (3) intelligibly discuss developments in world capital markets, world commodity markets and how these impinge on commodity exporting countries.
- Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Contact hours
- for standard teaching period: lectures: 3 hrs per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.