|Course/CS Responsible:||Master in Economics and Business Administration|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|EAE||3||Official Syllabus after 2021-2022||2||-||3||21||81|
|Abel Luís da Costa Fernandes|
The learning objectives of this course are: to understand the functioning of the economy from a global perspective, and the way it is affected by the interactions between the different national economies; to understand how fundamental macroeconomic variables interact in the context of open economies; to understand how the international monetary system works and to become familiar with the proposals for its reform; to understand the impact of financial globalization, with its benefits and challenges; to understand the occurrence of global imbalances and global financial crises.
Amongst other topics, we will study the international capital markets and how they work, the gains from financial globalisation, crises, and global imbalances, as well as the use of future markets as an instrument to cover risk price.
This course will integrate theory with empirical evidence, while also looking at particular case studies, including the most recent ones. This will help students in their application of the theory and in identifying the relevance of the subjects studied for the important questions of the global economy.
This course aims to provide students with knowledge that allows them to comprehend the economic developments that underlie the present economic debate and that impact the running of enterprises and financial institutions, supplying the tools for their active participation in the global market.
1. The global macroeconomy
2. International economic transactions and globalisation
3. The global capital market
4. Crises and global imbalances
5. THe futures market: characterization, operation and use.
The course is based on a theoretical component and a practical component whereby the concepts learned will be used in the interpretation of cases from the real world. In order to link the subjects of the course with real economic events, relevant news from the economic press will be discussed throughout the study period.
|Frequência das aulas||3,00|
The final grade is that obtained in the final exam.