Universität Wien FIND

040291 UK Special Topics in Banking and Finance: International Finance (2019S)

(BA)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 02.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 09.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 30.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 21.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 04.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 18.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 25.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

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