International Economic Policy (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberto Ricciuti
Roberto Ricciuti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 1, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Secondo Semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Hall Sala 3  
Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM lesson Lecture Hall VM1  

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.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
 know and understand the main issues in international monetary economics;
 applying knowledge and understanding to monetary policy in the short- and long-run, to exchange rate theories, to the consequnces of fixed and flexible exchage rate regimes, to international movements of capital, to international financial crises and the policies implemented by domestic and international policy makers to counteract them;
 making judgements with respect to the issues that have been discussed in the course;
 written communication skills;
 learning skills.


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, 10/e, Pearson (Chapters 13 through 22).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Krugman, Obstfeld, and Melitz International Economics: Theory and Policy (Edizione 10) Pearson. 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

90-minute written examination with four open questions.

Student opinions - 2016/2017