ECON5502 International Finance and Markets
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
- 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) develop a better understanding of the international monetary system, international capital markets and open economy macroeconomics; (2) evaluate competing theories of exchange rate determination and apply them to the valuation of currencies; (3) discuss and critically analyse developments in world capital markets and commodity markets; and (4) demonstrate the capability to write and speak clearly and concisely on international finance and markets.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) report; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Michael McLure
- 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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