The course is mainly devoted to the analysis of both balance of payments and exchange-rate determination theories. The first part presents some traditional approaches to the balance of payments, beginning with elasticity and absorption approaches, following on with the Mundell-Fleming model and finishing with the monetary approach. The second part deals with the different theories of exchange rate determination, from the most conventional one (purchasing power parity) to the most "modern" theories, embodied in the monetary and portfolio models. The third part is devoted to the discussion of the pros and cons of different exchange-rates regimes (cf. the theory of 'optimal currency areas'). The last part deals with policy co-ordination issues.
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