Recommended: International Financial Management, 3rd Edition, by
Geert J Bekaert and Robert J. Hodrick. Prentice Hall, 2017. International Financial Management, 7th Edition, by
Cheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2014.
(One of them would be enough. You can buy these books through Internet vendors.)
You should bring a financial calculator to the 2nd midterm (you should know how to use it).
Thursdays 5:00-6:00 or by appointment. (If I'm on MS Teams, text me and we setup a call).
Telephone: 713 743-4763
FAX: 713 743-4789
Outline of the course
Review Chapter. It will not be covered in class. It will be assumed that
you read it.
PART 1.- Foreign Exchange Rates
LN I-II-III-IV-V. Assignment: Case 1 (LN V)
PART 2.- Currency Risk Management
LN VI-VII-VIII. Assignment: Case 2 (LN VIII)
PART 3.- Country Risk, DFI and International Portfolio Investment
LN XVII. Assignment: Case 3 (LN XVII).
LN IX-X. Assignment: Case 4 (LN IX and LN X). Country Report.
LN XI-XII. Assignment: Case 5 (LN XII).
PART 4.- Interest Rate Derivatives in International Markets
LN XIII. Assignment: Case 6 (LN XIII).
LN XIV. Assignment: Case 7 (LN XIV).
LN XV. Assignement: Case 8 (LN XV).
PART 5.- Gold Market (If time allows)
Exams and Grading
Final grades will be determined as a weighted average of scores on the
midterms, a paper, a presentation and class participation, with the