International economic policy (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberto Ricciuti
Roberto Ricciuti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Secondo semestre dal Feb 19, 2015 al May 29, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Secondo semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:20 PM - 6:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM3  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM 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.