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This course is designed to introduce students to topic areas in International Macroeconomics and International Finance. Students will examine the mechanisms of the foreign exchange market, and how exchange rates are determined in the short-run as well as in the long-run. Students will investigate the different exchange rate regimes around the world, including fixed exchange rates, floating exchange rates, crawling pegs, and other arrangements. Students will examine the European Union and ask whether such a system is economically viable. This is especially important in the current economic environment facing Europe. Students will also examine exchange rate crises over history, and examine how they all have common elements. (Cross-listed with ECON 8626).

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1310 or MATH 1220, ECON 2200 and ECON 2220, each with a "C" (2.0) or better, or permission of instructor.