UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ECON5502 International Finance and Markets

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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 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
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/ECON5502/SEM-2/2017

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