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ECOS3029: International Financial Economics

This unit introduces students to international financial economics using a mixture of modern economic theory and empirical analysis. The inter-temporal model of the current account is examined to enable the analysis of the effects of economic policies on international trade and global financial markets. Theory and evidence for international asset positions will also be examined. Models of exchange rate and interest rate determination will be introduced and their empirical performance will be assessed. Topics covered will include sovereign debt, currency crises and the home bias portfolio puzzle.

Code ECOS3029
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECOS2040 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECMT2130 or ECMT2160)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe the structure, assumptions, and implications of international financial economics models.
  • LO2. Describe some key findings of empirical research on international financial economics.
  • LO3. Critically review and evaluate original empirical research on international financial economics.
  • LO4. Estimate and test the parameters and predictions of international financial economics models.
  • LO5. Discuss the implications and applications of international financial economics research for other fields of economics.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.