ECON4415 International Finance and Markets

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
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) gain a better understanding of the international monetary system, international capital markets and open economy macroeconomics; (2) assess competing theories of exchange rate determination and apply them to the valuation of currencies; (3) analyse the implications of developments in world capital markets and commodity markets; and (4) discuss intelligibly developments in world capital markets and commodity markets.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) Presentation and written report; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Nicolaas Groenewold
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005).
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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