30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9
Course entry requirements: Honours in Economics or equivalent or at the discretion of the Head
of Department. Students not registered for an Economics Masters programme will need permission
from the graduate convenor.
This course exposes participants to the conceptual and methodological issues in international
finance. Topics covered include
(i) international asset markets (covering international money and capital markets, and foreign exchange markets – spot, forward, futures, currency swaps, and options); and
(ii) contemporary issues in international macroeconomic policies (bearing on economic growth, debt, and foreign aid). A major emphasis is on empirics. The objective is to help participants develop research skills as well, particularly of the kind involving empirical methodologies that are more accommodating of the institutional settings from which the data sets are generated. The other closely related goal is to cultivate the ability to efficiently digest a wide range of scholarly
publications in this field, learn how to conduct peer review of papers for publication, and possibly develop researchable topics of interest to the participant.
Lecture times: Friday: 09h00-10h45, Monday: 16h00-17h45
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Coursework 50%; examination 50%.
Last updated : 18 Apr 2018