Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMICS (SECS-P/01)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

Students will interpret the dynamics prevailing in the international money and capital markets, identifying the underlying causes of the observed phenomena. In particular, they will have the ability to critically analyze the functioning of a monetary union, starting from the European Monetary Union.

Prerequisites

Students must have a basic knowledge of macroeconomics.

Syllabus

Covered topics include: Balance of payments and national accounts; monetary policy in an open economy; the currency market. Models of determination of exchange rates: basic concepts and theoretical models. Macroeconomics in Economics Open. The costs and benefits of a monetary union. The functioning of a monetary union

Teaching Methods

The course is organized into 3-frontal lectures per week. Frontal lessons serve to explain the most complex theoretical steps and to provide examples from reality that can help in understanding the economic events studied.

Textbooks

E. Colombo- M. Lossani, Economia Monetaria Internazionale, Carocci u.e. (capp. 1 – 11)
P. De Grauwe, Economia dell’Unione Monetaria, Il Mulino u.e. (cap. 1 – 11)
English speaking students may refer to:
P. Krugman – M. Obstfeld – M. Melitz, International Finance: Theory and Policy, Pearson 10/e
P. De Grauwe, Economics of Monetary Union, OUP 10/e

Learning assessment

The exam consists in a compulsory written test in which students are asked to answer three open questions and an optional oral examination. The written exam lasts 45 minutes and the text of the questions usually consists of the title of the paragraphs of the textbooks. During the course, some exam simulations may be held, which may also contribute to the final vote.

More information

During the course, some mock-exams may be taken.

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