Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3019 - Finance: Volatility and Regulation

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Beggs


Foreign exchange, international bond and derivative markets have expanded dramatically over the past 20 years. This unit of study examines reasons for the growth of these markets and their vulnerability to some form of volatility and crisis. Case studies of individual corporate financial crises and national financial crises are considered. The unit also addresses the regulation of financial markets, both on a national and international scale. It looks at the history of regulation, key regulatory and monitoring agencies, and arguments for a new international financial architecture.


1x1200wd essay (20%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) and tutorial presentation/participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1002 or ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)



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