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) 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.
Assessment
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 Nicolaas Groenewold
Contact hours
for standard teaching period, lectures: 3 hrs per week
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