International Money and Finance

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Money and Finance

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    6 credit points at 200 level including ECON201 or ECON204

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit studies macroeconomic theory and policy in a global context. It develops standard open economy macroeconomic models including: the Mundell-Fleming model; Dornbusch's overshooting model; and baseline intertemporal models. Exchange rate determination models are also analysed. These models are used to understand important issues in international macroeconomics including: the exchange rate; the current account; international capital mobility; exchange rate regimes; monetary unions and monetary and fiscal policies in open economies. Empirical evidence and policy issues are discussed where appropriate, using examples from both Australia and the rest of the world.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.