Monetary economics (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02477
Name of lecturer
Alessia Campolmi
Coordinator
Alessia Campolmi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Primo semestre Magistrali dal Sep 26, 2016 al Jan 13, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Primo semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  

Learning outcomes

The course offers an overview of the main topics in international monetary economics. In particular, we will try to keep a close link between the theories studied in class and the real world (eg. European Monetary Union, The 2008 Financial Crisis,..).

Syllabus

See the course's Moodle page for an up-to-date version of the program.

1. An introduction to international macro
2. Nominal and real exchange rate
3. Purchasing power parity
4. Uncovered interest rate parity
5. Monetary economics in open economy
6. Flexible vs fixed exchange rate regimes
7. European Monetary Union
8. The Financial Crisis
9. Market microstructure
10. Monetary regimes in emerging economies


Textbooks:
- Slides from the classes, which will be posted on the e-learning platform of the course.
- Krugman, Obstfeld and Melitz, “Economia Internazionale 2: Economia Monetaria Internazionale”.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
KRUGMAN P. R.-OBSTFELD M. Economia internazionale. Volume secondo: economia monetaria internazionale (Edizione 3) Hoepli 2003 8820332493

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be a written exam and will last 90 minutes.

There will not be an intermediate exam.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017