Module code: ECOM029

Module Overview

The course is mainly aimed at reviewing modern theories of international finance, with special reference to developing economies. It is very important for the student with up-to-date econometrics methods.

Module provider


Module Leader

JAIMOVICH Esteban (Economics)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 18

Tutorial Hours: 4

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Small Open Endowment Economy

  • International Risk Sharing

  • Financial Development and Growth

  • Financial Development and International Trade

  • Institutions, Property Rights and Growth

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test IN-SEMESTER TEST - 1 HOUR AND 40 MINUTES 50

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the course. The use of two mid-term tests seems best suited to this.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • One in-semester test and one final examination, each worth 50%, consisting of essay and/or problem style questions, typically scheduled in week 6 and weeks 13-15, respectively.

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive feedback based on homeworks

Module aims

  • Make students aware of the modern theories of international finance
  • Prepare students to be able to assess economic policies in the context financially open economies.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Apply the module aims to the real world in the context of the macroeconomy of open economies. KCPT
002 Provide students with the knowledge and skills that would can enable them to continue studying International Finance at PhD level. KCT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Achieve the above stated goals.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • 2 hour formal lectures per week x 9 weeks (includes one class test)

  • 2 hour tutorials per week x 2 weeks

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Economics MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Economics, Finance and Development MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.