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EC916: Topics in Global Finance

  • Vasiliki Dimakopoulou

    Module Leader
  • Fatih Kansoy

    Module Lecturer
18 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

Principal Aims

The aim of the module is to equip students with the analytical tools and knowledge to study and understand key issues in international finance.

Principal Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should have the theoretical and empirical tools and knowledge to understand current academic and policy debates in international finance.


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


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 Method
Coursework (20%) + 2 hour exam (80%)
Coursework Details
One 50 minute test
Exam Timing

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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