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ECO 322 International Finance

This course provides an introduction to international financial markets. Topics include forward, futures, and options markets, the balance of payments, models of exchange rate determination (including the phenomenon of exchange rate overshooting and speculative bubbles), and the efficacy of central bank intervention on exchange rates. Course materials include case studies of exchange rate policy under the Kennedy and Carter administrations as well as the European Monetary System (EMS). This course is offered in the spring, 2010.

Prerequisites: Economics 292, and Economics 253 or the consent of instructor.

Credits: 1