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EC916: Topics in Global Finance

  • Fatih Kansoy

    Module Leader
  • Vasiliki Dimakopoulou

    Module Lecturer
18 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

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

Read all instructions carefully- and read through the entire paper at least once before you start entering your answers.

There are TWO sections in this paper. Answer ONE question from Section A (50 marks) and ONE question from Section B (50 marks).

Approved pocket calculators are allowed.

You should not submit answers to more than the required number of questions. If you do, we will mark the questions in the order that they appear, up to the required number of questions in each section.

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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