International Banking and Finance

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM096A05
Vaknaam International Banking and Finance
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Describe and evaluate bank internationalization strategies
2. Explain international financial risk contagion and shock propagation
3. Explain policy to regulate (international) risks in the financial sector
4. Interpret theory and empirical findings of a scientific paper and critically evaluate them
5. Communicate on the theory and evidence in international banking, via presentations and comments as well as on paper.
Omschrijving This course introduces theory, evidence and policy on international finance and in particular on banks. We study bank internationalization strategies and regulation of international banks. We analyze channels through which risk spreads across banks, especially internationally, and look at how crises spread. We also look at bank risk-taking and contagion. Finally, we study bank policies aimed at financial stability and prudence, and consider the dependence of banks on governments and vice versa. The course studies research that relies on theoretical models and various statistical techniques. Overall, the course covers about three papers per week, one in the lecture (with additional context and introduction) and two in small group tutorials.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen
(Individual assignments comprise contribution of questions, participation in in-class discussion, and written essay 'referee report' style.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. D.J. Bezemer
Docent(en) prof. dr. D.J. Bezemer , Guest Lecturer(s)
Entreevoorwaarden Intermediate quantitative methods, intermediate micro economics, intermediate macro economics, basic banking. Knowledge of econometrics (OLS, fixed effect models, limited dependent variable models) is recommended.
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: email, room 5411-0534
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester I a keuze
DD MSc Finance - Lund University, Lund (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Lund) 2 semester I a keuzegroep
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken A DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester I a keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I a keuze
DD MSc IFM – UU, Uppsala (1,5 year)  (keuzevakken voor studenten van FEB) 2 semester I a keuze
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken B MSc Economics) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken A MSc IE&B) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester I a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I a keuzegroep