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International Economics and Finance

Gain expertise on advanced economic theories, and master professional quantitative and econometrics skills.

FEATURED COURSES

Understand the principles and analytical tools of economics that are essential to solving complex global issues.

Public Finance

Introduces the key concepts in public finance that underpin most discussions of public policy regarding the role of the government section, including public goods (both national and global), externalities and market failure, tax policy, macrofiscal policy and fiscal federalism.

Using these concepts, seeks to highlight some of the challenging real-world public policy issues confronting the government sector in different parts of the world and how these are evolving in a globalizing world. Prerequisites: Microeconomics or Accelerated Microeconomics and Macroeconomics or Accelerated Macroeconomics. (This is a cross-listed course offered by the International Economics Program that also can fulfill a requirement for the International Development Program).

Multinational Corporate Finance

Covers issues related to both international financial markets and financial decision-making within the international environment.

Focuses on understanding and forecasting financial conditions in international markets; identifying, measuring and managing exchange-rate risk; taxation of international income; implications of political risk on project valuation; and cost of capital for international projects. Prerequisite: Financial Decision-Making.

Risk Analysis and Modeling

This introductory course will focus on the nature of risk as it affects decision-making in areas such as public policy, economics, and finance.

The use of simple and complex probabilistic models in describing risk and valuing risk outcomes will be explored, including an evaluation of the conditions under which analytical approaches and modeling work well or fail.

Econometrics

Provides comprehensive introduction to econometrics. Develops tools for estimating functional relationships and critically reading empirical studies that use different econometric techniques;

presents assumptions of multivariate regression and discusses the most common econometric problems and the potential consequences and remedies; and discusses omitted variables, sample selection, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, multicollinearity and use of discrete variables. Introduces instrumental variable technique. Uses statistical software in applied exercises. Prerequisite: Statistical Methods for Business and Economics.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Study with world-class experts who are renowned for their scholarship, influence, and networks.

Carlos Vegh

Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics

Mine Senses

Associate Professor of International Economics

Michael Plummer

Director, SAIS Europe, Eni Professor of International Economics

Pravin Krishna

Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business


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