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International Macroeconomics and Finance 7,5 Credits

The objective of the International Macroeconomics and Finance course is to develop a deeper understanding of how macro economy behaves when it is open to trade and capital flows with other countries. This is also concerned with exchange rate determination and monetary behavior under fixed exchange rates and policies involving exchange rates.

Course Contents

The objective of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of how a macro economy behaves when it is open to trade and capital flows with other countries. The course is also concerned with exchange rate determination and monetary behavior under fixed exchange rates and policies involving
exchange rates.
Important elements of the course are the following:
  • National income accounting and the balance of payments
  • Market mechanisms of the foreign currency market
  • Interest parity conditions
  • Purchasing power parity
  • Exchange rate determination
  • How a macro economy adjusts to various exogenous shocks under floating exchange rate and fixed exchange rate regimes
  • International monetary systems, 1870 to present
  • Macroeconomic policy and coordination under floating exchange rates
  • Optimum currency areas and European monetary agreements, including the EMU
  • Financial crises involving the exchange rate.

Connection to Research and Practice
This course deals with the frequently-researched areas of exchange rate determination (what variables affect the exchange rate), a country’s choice on exchange rate regime (fixed or floating) and a country’s choice on whether to participate in a monetary union with other countries. The connections between the exchange rate and other macroeconomic variables are relevant to decision makers determining central bank policy or government fiscal policy. Furthermore, it is important for decision makers in firms to consider how exchange-rate changes affect their businesses. It is also important for decision makers in firms to consider how central banks and governments react to macroeconomic activity in which the exchange rate plays a major role.

Prerequisites

30 credits in Business Administration or Economics including Microeconomic Principles and Mathematics for Economics, 7,5 credits.

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1F
Course code/Ladok code: ECJK13
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Spring 2021: Mar 29 - Jun 06
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Examiner
Scott Hacker
Course coordinator
Scott Hacker
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
12500kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-J1002
Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Campus
Semester
Spring 2021: Mar 29 - Jun 06
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Number of places
5
Examiner
Scott Hacker
Course coordinator
Scott Hacker
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
12500kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-24193
Last modified 2021-06-17 10:35:47