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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Horag Choi


This unit focuses on the topics of international finance and trade. This includes: the importance of international finance; the balance of payments accounts; the effect of macroeconomic policies on trade balance; foreign exchange markets-spot; forward; futures and options markets; the determination of exchange rates; parity conditions; hedging and speculation in foreign exchange markets; foreign investment; trade barriers.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the concept of payments among nations and macroeconomic policies
  2. understand the operation of foreign exchange markets and alternative exchange rate systems
  3. understand the multinational corporations in international trade
  4. understand trade barriers: tariffs and nontariff trade barriers


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Horag Choi

Contact hours

3 hours per week




ECW2721, ECG2721