A78609 International financial and foreign exchange markets

Scuola di Economia e Management
Short Syllabus
Academic Year 2012/13 Second Semester

Docente TitolareGiuseppe Schlitzer
Office"Torre" (main tower), 7th floor

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course the students will be able:

  1. to better understand the complexity of the global financial system, its risks and opportunities;
  2. to evaluate in a critical way the soundness of national and international financial systems, resting on such elements as the Balance of Payments, the major policies applied to the international flows of goods, services and capitals, the adopted exchange rate regimes and the monetary policy decisions implemented by the Central Banks.
  3. to master the mechanics of Forex trading as well as of foreign exchange rate markets;
  4. to build simple internationally-diversified portfolios;
  5. to assess the risks arising from international investments with the aim of selecting the most suitable hedging procedure(s).

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