Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
WORLD ECONOMY （Sayuri Shirai）
Semester : 2009 Fall
1. Objectives/Teaching method
The course will focus on recent global macroecnomic issues. Those include (1) growing, persistent macroecnomic imbalances that had prevailed prior to the US subprime mortage crisis (as seen in US, China, resource-rich countries, Japan, etc.), (2) cross-border capital flows, (3) the roles of IMF, G20 financial summit, and G8, and (4) economic crisis and contagion to Europe and Asia.
2. Materials/Reading List
I will use power point files for my presentation.
#2 Learning the basic concepts of Balance of payments and exchange rates
#3 Current Account Crisis
#4 Capital Account Crisis (Thailand, Indonesia, Korea of 1997-98)
#5 Policy Prescriptions for the Capital Account Crisis
#7 Mid-term exam
#11 Current European Crises and comparision with the East Asian Crisis of 1997-98
#13 Final Examination
4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.
I will evaluate students based on (1) final examination on January 14(50%), (2)mid-term examination on Nov 5 (35%) and (3) active participation in discussions and attendance (15%).
5. Special Note
Students are expected to have some basic knowledge of macroeconomics. For those who are not sure about the background of economics, please contact me in advance
6. Prerequisit / Related courses
7. Conditions to take this course
Understanding of Basic Macroeconomics is desisable for this course. If students wish to take this course without any knowledge of Introductory Macroeconomics, self-reading of any standard textbook prior to the course registration is recommended
8. Relation with past courses
9. Course URL
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