Finance: Volatility and Regulation (ECOP3019)


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.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


750wd Essay (20%) and 1750wd Essay (35%) and 1.5hr exam (35%) and 500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 credit points from (ECOP2011, ECOP2012, ECOP2612)



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