ECON3029J Econ of International Finance

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on the finance and macroeconomics of international financial flows. It covers the history of post-War financial arrangements, from Bretton Woods to the modern globalised financial system. Other topics to be covered include the determinants of the balance of payments, relationships between currency arrangements and capital flows and between trade and financial flows, the role played by capital inflows and outflows in financial crisis, the determinants and financing of foreign direct investment, the role of the IMF in the global economy and the case for a global tax on financial transactions.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to understand the main problems facing governments and central banks operating in an open economy, with particular reference to understanding how the global financial system works and whether a global tax system and financial regulatory framework is needed.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics include:
- Models of exchange rates
- The IS-LM-FX model
- International capital flows and growth
- Fixed vs. floating exchange rates

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures will include elements of tutorials.
Sample exercises for each topic will allow students to self-assess their knowledge and study in groups. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Quizzes, Midterm Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Sample exercises with solutions will be provided for each topic on a weekly basis.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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