Economics 592: International Monetary Theory and Policy (Fall 2011)

Course objective

This course is a course about international finance in a macroeconomic context. It will focus on the recent financial crisis (2007-2009), its predecessors, its context, its development into a sovereign debt crisis, and things to watch for in the future. Financial crises are ubiquitous and unavoidable. We can usually see them coming but hardly ever can we determine when they will hit. Crises are unpredictable, they destroy businesses, bring down governments, break-up families, and push individuals into poverty.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

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