Jun 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 4640 - International Macroeconomics (3)

When Offered: Fall
This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of how international financial markets work. It is a combination of lectures and discussions covering theory and real-world policies, events, and evidence. The course can be broadly divided into three parts - foreign exchange markets, international financial transactions, and economic policies. The first part focuses on exchange rate behavior, foreign exchange rate markets, and the determinants of the exchange rates. The second part of the course studies international financial transactions in a global macroeconomy. The goal of the last part of the course is to understand how the choices governments make about monetary and fiscal policies, or about exchange rate regime and capital mobility, affect economic outcomes, and why crises occur.
Prerequisites: a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in any Writing in the Discipline (WID) course and ECO 2040 .
[Dual-listed with ECO 5640.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing.