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International Finance
EC8872
Spring 2015

Prerequisites: EC751, EC771

The course provides an introduction to international finance, spanning from the classic puzzles to current research. It is designed for Ph.D. students in their second year or later, and provides an overview of theory and empirical tools for conducting own research in this field. We will study two overarching themes: Exchange rate dynamics and international risk sharing. Specific topics include: foreign-exchange market efficiency, information heterogeneity, pricing-to-market, microstructure of the foreign exchange markets, home bias, financial integration and international portfolio choice. Please refer to the Syllabus for more details.

Time and Location
Monday and Wednesday 12:00noon-1:30pm, Maloney 330


Lecture notes, problem sets with answer keys, sample Matlab programs and datasets are available on Canvas. If you are looking for a recent and interesting paper for your in-class discussion, you will find a list of suggestions there as well.


In this academic year you can combine International Finance EC8872 with International Trade EC8871 to satisfy the comp requirement in the international area. Please refer to the Information for Doctoral Students for details.

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