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ES30034: International monetary economics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES30034 Re-sit Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES20013 AND ( take ES20014 OR take ES20020 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of the Unit is to present a fairly rigorous account of the material that relates to monetary aspects of an open economy. Students will gain a critical appreciation of the theoretical tools used in this important area of economics and a robust analytical framework for the interpretation of policy. Although the unit can be studied as a self-contained module, it forms part of a specialist stream in International Economics, with ES30033 International Trade.

Learning Outcomes:
The learning outcomes are that, at the end of the course unit, students will understand the way in which economic theory can be applied to issues such as
(i) the use of fiscal and monetary policies in open economies;
(ii) UK balance of payments policy;
(iii) the workings of the foreign exchange market;
(iv) the European monetary system and the issue of UK membership
(v) theoretical accounts of international financial crises.

Using deductive reasoning in abstract models. Applying theory to specific contexts. Synthesising relevant material and debates.

The course unit emphasises debate mainly at the theoretical level, by generally contrasting a Keynesian real side approach with a more classically inspired monetary approach. Specific topics include: the nature and significance of the balance of payments; parity concepts; the efficient markets hypothesis; devaluation; open economy macroeconomics; flexible versus fixed exchange rates; the foreign trade sector, Europe and international policy co-ordination.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES30034 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)