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Ayse Y. Evrensel, PhD, is an associate professor of Economics at Southern Illinois University. She is a member of the American Economic Association, Western Economic Association, European Union Studies Association, and Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with International Finance 9
Chapter 1: Money Makes the World Go ’Round 11
Chapter 2: Mastering the Basics of International Finance 21
Chapter 3: Buy, Sell, Risk! Users of Foreign Exchange Markets 39
Chapter 4: It’s All about Change: Changes in the Exchange Rate 51
Part II: Determining the Exchange Rate 69
Chapter 5: It’s a Matter of Demand and Supply 71
Chapter 6: Setting Up the Monetary Approach to Balance of Payments 87
Chapter 7: Predicting Changes in Exchange Rates Based on the MBOP 115
Part III: Understanding Long-Term
Concepts and Short-Term Risks 135
Chapter 8: Your Best Guess: The Interest Rate Parity (IRP) 137
Chapter 9: Taking a Bite Out of the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) 155
Chapter 10: Minimizing the FX Risk: FX Derivatives 167
Part IV: Conducting a Background Check: Changes in Currency through the Years 189
Chapter 11: Macroeconomics of Monetary Systems and the Pre-Bretton Woods Era 191
Chapter 12: The Bretton Woods Era (1944–1973) 211
Chapter 13: Exchange Rate Regimes in the Post–Bretton Woods Era 227
Chapter 14: The Euro: A Study in Common Currency 255
Part V: The Part of Tens 271
Chapter 15: Ten Important Points to Remember about International Finance 273
Chapter 16: Ten Common Myths in International Finance 279
Appendix: Famous Puzzles in International Finance 285