Universität Wien FIND

040291 UK Special Topics in Banking and Finance: International Finance (BA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Please note that this is a Bachelor's course.
It cannot be chosen within any Master's programme.


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

NB: Due to ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures for this course will be held online. The course starts on Tuesday, the 23rd March, 4.45 pm - 6.15 pm.

Dienstag 23.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 13.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Donnerstag 15.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 20.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Donnerstag 22.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 27.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Donnerstag 29.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 04.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 11.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 18.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 01.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 08.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 15.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 22.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Dienstag 29.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course provides an introduction to international finance and the international monetary system. The course will cover the major international monetary arrangements that have characterized the world economy over the past two-hundred years. Topics covered will include: (i) the gold standard, (ii) the Bretton Woods system, (iii) currency crises, and (iv) the construction of the European Monetary Union. The course material will cover basic concepts in international finance, the institutional details and economic history of different international monetary arrangements, as well as an overview of key theoretical models of exchange-rate regimes.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be evaluated based on their performance on a mandatory problem set (10%), a mid-term exam (40%) and a compulsory final exam (50%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students are expected to be familiar with basic concepts from introductory macroeconomics and finance. Knowledge of univariate calculus and basic statistics is also expected.


The structure and topics of the exam will be announced in the first class.


Recommended General Readings
(*) Eichengreen, Barry. Globalizing Capital. Princeton University Press, 2008
(*) Krugman, Paul and M. Obstfeld. International Economics. (Part III)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25