Economics 464: International Trade and Finance

This site provides resources for students in Economics 464 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for Spring 2005 Semester

Syllabus | Important Dates | Downloadable Course Materials and Information Sources | Department of Economics Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs |

LECTURE: MW 4-5:15, 5106 Social Sciences Building

Professor Menzie Chinn
Office Hours: M 1:30-3:30
Office: 7418 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-7397
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Teaching Assistant
Hitoshi Sato
Office Hours: Th 1-2, 4-5
Office: 6443 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-4894

Course Syllabus

Econ 464 Syllabus in PDF file rev. 26.4.2005.

This course surveys international economics, with special emphasis on the open economy macroeconomics. Specific reference will be made to international monetary policy and international financial market architecture. Topics include the structure of international financial markets; the role of central banks; exchange-rate systems; the determination of balance of payments and exchange rates; macroeconomics of open economies; the International Monetary Fund; and financial crises.

The textbook is Caves, Frankel and Jones, World Trade and Payments 9th Edition, available at the University Bookstore. Additional assigned readings will be available in a readings packet, and on the Web (via links on this website).

Important Dates

Course Materials and Sources of Economic Information

Downloadable Course Materials

News Reports and Additional Readings

Trade Macro

News Sources


Economics and Economic Policy Links

International Organizations

U.S. Government Agencies

Current and Historical Data

PA854 Macro Policy & Int'l Financial Regulation / UW Madison / / 4 May 2005