Program highlights


This program covers many topics that are not covered by conventional economics/ finance programs.
Some examples are:

  • Monetary systems around the world and their inter-relationships, different exchange rate regimes and exchange rate dynamics
  • Stabilization mechanisms such as International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Economic integration on a global and regional scale, World Trade Organization (WTO), European Union (EU), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • The emergence of China and its impact on the international economic and financial order
  • Operations and interconnections of financial markets around the world, global portfolio management
  • Asset bubbles, financial crises and contagion, global risk management
  • Regulation of financial markets and financial institutions, Basel accords, regulation of insurance companies, hedge funds, and pension funds
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability of financial institutions in a global context