Monetary economics (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alessia Campolmi
Alessia Campolmi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Primo Semestre Magistrali dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 22, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Go to lesson schedule

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,..).


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

- 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
Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc Melitz Economia Internazionale 2: Economia Monetaria Internazionale Pearson 2015
Krugman, Obstfeld, and Melitz International Economics: Theory and Policy (Edizione 10) Pearson. 2016

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 opinions - 2016/2017

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Data from AA 2017/2018 are not available yet