International Economics and Finance
1. National Income Accounting and the Balance of Payments
- National Income and Product
- National Income Accounting for an Open Economy
- Balance of Payments Accounts
- Creditor and Debtor Nations
2. Exchange Rates and Foreign Exchange Market
- Exchange Rate Characteristics
- Interest and Purchasing Power Parity
- Interest Rates, Expectations, and Equilibrium
- Money, Interest Rates and Exchange Rates
- Flexible and Fixed Exchange Rates
- Changes in Fiscal and Monetary Policy
3. International Monetary Systems
- Evolution from Gold Standard, Breton Woods, to the Current System
- Financial Globalization
4. Performance of the Global Capital Market
- Currency Areas and the Euro
- Global Capital Flows
- International Financial Crisis
Lecture and Seminar
Term tests 25% - 50%
Assignments 10% - 30%
Essay or Research Paper 0% - 30%
Participation 0% - 10%
Final Examination 30% - 40 %
(No individual test or assignment can exceed 40%.)
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
1. Critique, and demonstrate an understanding of, the theories of international finance to explain balance of payments and exchange rate determination.
2. Examine and evaluate the role of monetary and fiscal policy on balance of payments and exchange rates.
3. Evaluate the implications of the international monetary system on national incomes and trade flow.
4. Analyze and critique current issues affecting the performance of the global capital markets.
The textbook is to be chosen from the following:
Gerber, J. International Economics, Latest editon, Addison Wesley Pearson
Husted, S., et al. International Economics, Latest edition, Addison Wesley Pearson
Krugman, P., et al, International Finance; Theory and Policy, Latest edition, Addison Wesley Pearson
or textbook as approved by the Economics department.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for ECON 3400|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC ECON 2XX (3)|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR ECON 2XX (3)|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||No credit|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ECON 3455 (3)|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ECON 3XX (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ECON 308 (3)|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC ECON 2XXX (3)|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||No credit|