International Economic Policy (2015/2016)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Ricciuti
Roberto Ricciuti
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Language of instruction
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 22, 2016 al Jun 1, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Secondo Semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM lesson Lecture Hall VM1  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Hall Sala 3  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course of International Political Economy is to provide students with analytical and conceptual tools to understand international macroeconomic developments, with special reference to monetary and fiscal politicy issues.


National Income Accounting and the Balance of Payments
Exchange Rates and the Foreign Exchange Market: An Asset Approach
Money, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates
Price Levels and the Exchange Rate in the Long Run
Output and the Exchange Rate in the Short Run
Fixed Exchange Rates and Foreign Exchange
International Monetary Systems: An Historical Overview
Optimum Currency Areas and the European Experience
Financial Globalization: Opportunity and Crisis
Developing Countries: Growth, Crisis, and Reform

Krugman, Obstfeld, and Melitz International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9/e, Pearson (Chapters 13 through 22).

Assessment methods and criteria

90-minute written examination with four open questions.

Student opinions - 2015/2016