MSTM 5030 3.00
This course provides students with an overview of the aggregative performance of the economy with emphasis on policy application and implications for business. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the financial sector in the overall macro-economy. It begins by reviewing various financial instruments and markets, with a focus on their economic function. The course then examines the challenges to monetary and fiscal policy that arise because of macro-financial linkages. Further, a number of analytical tools are developed to determine the exchange rate and to examine economic policy implications of capital markets integration under alternative currency systems.