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EC916: Topics in Global Finance

  • Vasiliki Dimakopoulou

    Module Leader
18 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

This module is a challenging technical course. It covers advanced topics in global finance and aims to equip students with a variety of theoretical and econometric tools to understand current events in the global economy and to analyse policy responses. It departs from standard theoretical models of international finance and uses mathematical tools and econometric methods to build up from these models and to assess complex issues relating to the global finance.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Understand key issues in foreign exchange markets, banking and financial crises, and global imbalances The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test

Key Skills: Conduct individual and collaborative research into a global finance topic, using world wide web and library resources The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate knowledge of asset pricing, corporate financial policy and governance The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test

Subject-specific skills/Professional Skills: Communicate knowledge and understanding of economics in written and in mathematical forms The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test.

Subject-specific skills/Professional Skills: Abstract and simplify basic economic problems through the application of simple theoretical models The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test

Subject-specific skills/Professional Skills: Analyse and formulate models for understanding and solving problems The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars and independent study The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Examination and test

Syllabus

The syllabus may cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

• Effects of financial integration

• General equilibrium in international financial markets

• International transmission of shocks

• Global imbalances and international financial architecture

• Models of banking and financial crises

Context

Optional Module
L1P6 - Year 1, L1P7 - Year 1
Pre or Co-requisites
The module demands advanced knowledge of mathematics for economists, macroeconomics, international macroeconomics and econometrics.

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (20%) + 2-hour examination (Summer) (80%)
Coursework Details
Test 1 (20%), 2-hour examination (Summer) (80%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Exam Rubric

Time Allowed: 2 Hours

Answer TWO questions ONLY. All questions are of equal weight (50 marks each). Answer each question in a separate answer booklet.

Approved pocket calculators are allowed.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book provided and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book. If you answer more questions than are required and do not indicate which answers should be ignored, we will mark the requisite number of answers in the order in which they appear in the answer book(s): answers beyond that number will not be considered

Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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