PA 854: Macroeconomic Policy and International Financial Regulation

This site provides resources for students in PA 854 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for Spring 2008 Semester

Source: Martin Wolf, "Life in a tough world of high commodity prices," FT, March 4, 2008.

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

LECTURE: MW 11-12:15 4308 Social Sciences

Professor Menzie Chinn
Office Hours:
M 1:30-3 in Social Sciences Bldg, Rm. 7418, Tel: 262-7397
W 1:30-3 in 1225 Observatory Drive Associate Director’s Office, Tel: 263-1802
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Course Syllabus

PA854 Syllabus in PDF file.

This course surveys international macroeconomics, with special reference 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; policy analysis for open economies; policy coordination; the International Monetary Fund; and financial crises. The aim of this course is to provide an analytical background for those who plan to go into government service, international organizations and agencies, businesses involved in the global economy, nongovernmental organizations with international foci, and consulting firms analyzing international policy issues.

The textbook is Caves, Frankel and Jones, World Trade and Payments 10th Edition, available at the University Bookstore. Additional assigned readings will be available on the Web (via links on this website).

Important Dates

Course Materials and Sources of Economic Information

Downloadable Course Materials

Required Readings

News Reports and Additional Optional Readings

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 / / 7 May 2008