Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2016



Course Number

DIPL 4556

Course Description

This course provides an overview of international financial economics and open economy macro. Topics include gains from financial integration, determinants of exchange rates, macroeconomic policy and exchange rate regime choice. Furthermore, the course prepares students to investigate how societies and polities create and structure a market economy at the national and global levels. The aim is that students become familiar with the fundamental concepts and evolutions of debates surrounding financial aspects of international relations. In addition, emphasis will be placed toward the increased basic competence and confidence in discussing and utilizing various skills i.e. proficiency with numbers and measures, confidence and competence in the graphical interpretation and ability to evaluate and synthesize quantitative information accurately. Throughout the course, various exercises will be presented in order to gain confidence and competence in numerical calculations and problem solving.