ECON-465 Global Financial Markets

Introduces the new and intriguing world of global finance. Explores theoretical and practical reasons for international capital flows. Studies the evolution of financial liberalization on a world scale in conjunction with interest rate and exchange rate dynamics. Practically analyzes the interplay of capital inflows and domestic economic policies using examples of economic collapses of Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. Impacts of European Monetary Union and the co-integrating relationship between the major financial centers conclude the course. Prerequisites: ECON-105, or ECON-201 and ECON-202. 4 SH.