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[ 572K2BVBPEK18 ] KS Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates

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Workload Ausbildungslevel Studienfachbereich VerantwortlicheR Semesterstunden Anbietende Uni
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor 1. Jahr Volkswirtschaftslehre Bernhard Schütz 2 SSt Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Detailinformationen
Anmeldevoraussetzungen keine
Quellcurriculum Bachelorstudium Wirtschaftswissenschaften 2019W
Ziele Lehrveranstaltung wird auf Englisch abgehalten.

This is an introductory course on the core field of "Balance of Payments and Foreign Exchange Markets." Students will be introduced to the monetary aspects of a country's international economic transactions. Students will explore the meaning of important concepts such as the balance of payments, the exchange rate, currency markets, international capital mobility, purchasing power parity, and interest rate parity in order to better understand and interpret recent developments in international financial markets as well as understand the implications for government and business policy markets. Specifically we shall address the policy options available to governments in the present era of economic globalization, particularly with respect to international currency systems (flexible vs. fixed exchange rates, currency unions)

Lehrinhalte The lecture will cover a systematic representation of all foreign transactions (international trade, international capital turnover) in an economy in the balance of payments as well as relationships between these transactions, domestic investment, savings, and the domestic government budget deficit. The course will also cover incentives for foreign exchange transactions with a special emphasis on international capital flows, interest rates and currency risk, the impact of exchange rate movements on domestic goods market and domestic employment, balance of payments equilibrium under fixed exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy towards internal and external equilibrium at fixed and flexible exchange rates, and key problems of alternative currency systems (special emphasis on the European Monetary Union).
Beurteilungskriterien Final examination
Lehrmethoden Lecture, exames
Abhaltungssprache Englisch
Literatur Basic reference:

  • Feenstra, R. C., Taylor, A. M., International Economics, New York, Worth Publishers
  • Other references: Lavoie, M., Post Keynesian Economics: New Foundations, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar

(Additional details on course content and readings will be provided in the course syllabus)

Lehrinhalte wechselnd? Nein
Sonstige Informationen The course will be held in English.

Im Fach Angewandte Ökonomie besteht eine Wahlmöglichkeit zwischen diesem Kurs und dem KS Wachstum, Konjunktur und Wirtschaftspolitik. Wählbar ist aber nur jener Kurs, der nicht bereits im Rahmen der Kernkompetenzen II / Block B aus VWL absolviert wurde.

Äquivalenzen 572K2BVZUDK15: KS Zahlungsbilanz und Devisenmarkt (3 ECTS)
Präsenzlehrveranstaltung
Teilungsziffer 200
Zuteilungsverfahren Zuteilung nach Vorrangzahl