2011_12
University
Rovira y Virgili
Educational guide 
Faculty of Economics and Business
A A 
 
 
Graduate in Finances and Accounting
 Subjects
  INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
   Contents
Topic Sub-topic
PART I. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM AND ITS INFLUENCE IN MACROECONOMIC POLICIES
Unit 1. Introduction and the Gold standard
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Goals of macroeconomic policies
1.3. Gold standard
Unit 2. The International Monetary system and IMF
2.1. Introduction: Interwar years
2.2. Bretton Woods system and IMF
2.3. Collapse of the Bretton Woods system
2.4. Options of economic policies in the Bretton Woods system

PART II. GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Unit 3. Global capital markets and gains from trade
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Gains from trade
3.3. Portfolio diversification
3.4. Classification of assets

Unit 4. International Capital Markets and regulation of international banking
4.1. Participants
4.1. Offshore Banking
4.1. Offshore Currency Trading
4.1. Regulation of International Banking
4.1. Difficulties in regulating international banking

Unit 5. Capital Markets and developing economies
5.1. Introduction
5.1. Rich and poor countries: the gap
5.1. Characteristics of poor countries
5.1. Borrowing and debt in developing economies

Unit 6. L’endeutament I el deute dels països en vies de desenvolupament
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The problem of “original sin”
6.3 Types of financial capital
6.4 Latin American, East Asian and Russian crises
6.5 Lessons from crises and potential reforms
6.6 Geography’s and human capital’s role in poverty

PART III. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Unit 7. Foreign Direct Investment
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Meaning of FDI
7.3. Relationship between trade and factor mobility
7.4. Why firms choose FDI

Unit 8. Multinationals: the strategy of international business
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Industry, Strategy, and Firm Performance
8.3. The Firm as Value Chain
8.4. Global Integration versus Local Responsiveness
8.5. Types of Strategy

Unit 9. Collaborative Strategies
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Why Exporting May Not Be Feasible
9.3. Noncollaborative Foreign Equity Arrangements
9.4. Why Companies Collaborate
9.5. Types of Collaborative Arrangements
9.6. Problems with Collaborative Arrangements
9.7. Strategy and Managing International Collaborations

Unit 10. Export and Import Strategies
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Exporting and Importing
10.3. Export Strategy
10.4. Export intermediary
10.5. Financing exports
10.6. Import Strategy