May 30, 2024  
2017-2018 HillBook (Class of 2021) 
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ECO 343 - International Finance

Three Credits
Not Offered 2016-2017

Different aspects of the international financial markets, international trade, and balance of payments are studied by using analytical models of an open economy. This course examines the structure and the performance of the foreign exchange market through an extensive use of the Bloomberg technology. Using Bloomberg, students learn the interactions between economic news, global financial markets and exchange rates. Particular emphasis is placed on current issues related to the global financial crisis, international monetary system, the European Union and The European Bank. Other topics include money and financial management for international corporations, interest and commodity arbitrage, spot and forward currency markets. Bloomberg Financial Terminals and Bridge Telerate are used in the course in order to give students a more hands-on knowledge of the international financial markets.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ECO 176  and ECO 178  or their corresponding First-Year Seminar equivalents. 
Note: Course may be applied to the Asian Studies minor and Middle Eastern Studies minor.