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ECON 490 N3 - Topics in Economics - International Finance

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in advanced economics within a variety of areas. See course schedule for topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: ECON 202; ECON 302 or ECON 303; MATH 220 or MATH 221 or other Calculus course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, read the section text for each topic.

Special Instructions:

This section is taught asynchronously. This course seeks to introduce international finance concepts and models and discuss their implications on financial stability, economic growth and social outcomes in open economies. Students will be encouraged to use their analytical skills to critically assess policy measures in the international finance arena and formulate sound policy recommendations themselves. The course has a clearly empirical focus, and descriptive and econometric evidence from both developed countries and developing countries will be discussed throughout the classes, in many cases to defy common knowledge in policy circles. In addition, current events will be used as a trigger for the application of ideas and/or data introduced in class.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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