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ECOS3032: Globalisation and Finance

The course will focus on how globalisation and financial innovation led to the 2008 financial crisis, and the monetary policy and regulatory responses to which this gave rise. It focuses on what lessons this presents for policy making and for investment decisions in the private sector. Issues examined include the robustness of financial systems in the West, China and elsewhere as new global issues arise such as stranded assets and global pandemics. Students will be provided with a toolkit of concepts to understand these issues including risk, derivatives, securitisation, and, regulatory and tax arbitrage.

Code ECOS3032
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECOS2001 and ECOS2002) or ECOS2040

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

  • LO1. demonstrate financial market analysis and regulation through the lens of the financial crisis and its aftermath up to the present period
  • LO2. demonstrate problem solving skills and be able to acquire and evaluate new knowledge through independent research
  • LO3. critically evaluate the assumptions and limitations of the empirical methods and arguments presented in class
  • LO4. demonstrate written and oral communication skills, specifically improving expository writing while describing research results
  • LO5. employ technologies effectively in gathering information from written, oral, and electronic sources
  • LO6. manage, analyse, evaluate and use information efficiently and effectively.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.