The course develops theoretical frameworks for the analysis of the determinants of
- current account determination
- financial openness and international capital movements,
- business cycles in emerging economies
- trade imbalances, and nominal and real exchange rates.
The theoretical frameworks are then used as the basis for the discussion of policy issues such as the emergence of the United States as the largest foreign debtor, the recent European debt crisis, currency unions, debt default, balance-of-payment crises, and the effect of the Great Recession of 2008 on the world economy.
The student must have:
- An open and critical mind about the effects of globalization
- A scientific approach to analyze the current economic problems.
- The ability to analyze data and combine empirical and theoretical analysis