ECO 322 International Finance
This course provides an overview of international finance along with selected themes from open economy macroeconomics. Topics include determination of exchange rates (including speculative bubbles and exchange rate overshooting), alternative exchange rate systems, intervention of central banks on foreign exchange markets, the relationship between interest rate and price level with exchange rate, consequences of exchange rate fluctuations, international banking and global capital markets, and financial and exchange rate crises. The course incorporates econometric techniques and spreadsheets in analyzing data and makes use of some standard data sources. The course is offered in spring semester, alternate years. It may be offered in the spring semester, 2011.
Prerequisites: Economics 292, and Economics 253 or the consent of instructor.