International Finance

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Finance

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper Language/ Lower Content

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Course Description
    This course provides a basic knowledge of international nance. Emphasis is on techniques of nancial decision making and policy analysis covered in the course. Topics include the law of one price, arbitrage-free transaction, nancial markets in the open economy, exchange rate determination, macroeconomic policy and nancial crises.

    Topics
    1. Basic Tools
    (a) Arbitrage and nancial decision making (b) The time value of money (c) Interest rates
    2. Introduction
    (a) Exchange rate and Foreign currency market
    3. Arbitrage-free approach
    (a) Prices in the open economy: PPP (b) Uncovered and covered interest rate parity conditions (c) General equilibrium approach
    4. Open macroeconomics
    (a) Fixed prices: the Keynesian and Mundell-Fleming models (b) Sticky prices: the Dornbush model
    5. Financial crisis
    (a) Optimum currency areas and monetary union (b) Crisis and credibility
    6. Financial Derivatives
    (a) Currency swap (b) Interest rate swap (c) Futures (d) Forwards

    Textbook
    Robert C. Feenstra and Alan M. Taylor, International Economics, Worth, Second Edition

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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