Finance 40500

International Finance

Tentative Fall 2006 Class Schedule 

August

            Week #1 (8/22-8/25): Introduction (Chapter 3)

            Week #2: (8/28-9/01): Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments (Chapter 2)

September

Week #3 (9/04-9/08): Exchange Rates and Price Levels (Chapter 8)

Week #4 (9/11-9/15): Exchange Rates and Interest Rates (Chapter 7)

Week #5 (9/18-9/22): The Monetary Approach to Exchange Rates (Long Run Analysis)

Week #6 (9/25-9/29):  Midterm #1 (Tuesday, Sept. 26th): Chapters 1-3, 7, 8

October

            Week #7 (10/02-10/06): Beyond the Fundamentals; Technical Analysis 

Week #8 (10/09-10/13): Nominal Rigidities and Exchange Rate Volatility (Short Run Analysis)

                        Fall Break

            Week #9 (10/23-10/27): Exchange Rate Policy

November

            Week #10 (10/30-11/03): Understanding Currency Crises

            Week #11 (11/06-11/10): Midterm #2 (Tuesday, November 7th)

            Week #12 (11/13-11/17): Measuring Currency Exposure (Chapter 9,10)

            Week #13 (11/20-11/22): Managing Transaction Exposure (Chapter 11)

            Week #14 (11/27-12/01): Managing Translation Exposure (Chapter 12)  

December

            Week #15 (12/04-12/06):  Short Term/Long Term Asset/Liability Management (Ch. 13,16, 19-21)

                                                Final Exam:  Friday, December 15th, 1:45-3:45PM