Macro and International Finance


Course Objective

The goals of this course are:

- to gain a thorough understanding of the role of financial markets in
the macro-economy and international capital flows.
- to develop a critical attitude towards competing theories in
- develop skills to answer macro-finance questions using advanced
statistical analyses.

Course Content

Macro-finance addresses the link between asset prices and economic
fluctuations. Potential topics that will be discussed in this course
- consumption based asset pricing models
- exchange rate models
- finance and growth
- foreign direct investments and portfolio investments
- monetary policy

Teaching Methods

In each of the six weeks of this period:
- 2 * 2 hours lecturing
- 1 * 2 hours tutorial

Method of Assessment

The final grade consists of a written exam (min. 5.0) and assignments.


Selection of academic articles.

Target Audience

Students in Master Finance, Master Economics, Master Business
Administration - Financial Management.

Recommended background knowledge

Students are strongly advised to have bachelor level knowledge of
Investments (Bodie, Kane, and Markus: Investments, McGraw-Hill),
Macro-economics, and Statistics.

General Information

Course Code E_FIN_MIF
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. R.C.J. Zwinkels
Examiner prof. dr. R.C.J. Zwinkels
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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