Finance 463International FinanceProf. Diane Del GuercioLundquist College of BusinessUniversity of OregonCourse detailsContacting me:Office hours (389 Lillis):TuesdayandWednesday 1:30-2:30, and by appt.Phone: 346-5179Email: [email protected]Course website:BlackboardI will regularly post lecture supplementsand assignments on this site.Course detailsRequired materials:Textbook: Shapiro, Multinational FinancialManagement 9th Edition, 2010Roberts, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade andProtectionism, 2007 or 2001 editionHarvard case (TBA)Course packetI will provide all other readings via the website onBlackboard.Recommended:The Wall Street Journal,The EconomistGrades15% - Assignments (2 total)15% - Class participation/exercises70% - ExamsThe exam portion will be weighted as 35%midterm and 65% final, OR, 50% midterm and50% final, whichever is higher.
Grades15% - Team assignments (2 total)15% - Class participation/exercisesNo late assignments/exercises accepted. Ifyou cannot make class on an assignment duedate you can turn it in early, or have someoneturn it in for you. (I will accept one exercisevia email during term, or more if due toillness.)Important datesMidterm: in-class, Thursday, Feb 7thFinal: Tuesday, March 19th 6:00 pmNo make-up exams.First assignment: due before midtermSecond assignment: Harvard case post-midtermWhy study ‘international’ finance?We live in an increasingly globalized andintegrated world economy.Most countries have opened up theirborders to trade goods and services withother countries. (Free flow of goods andservices.)Recently, many countries have alsoallowed for capital to flow freely acrossborders.AttitudesaboutGlobalization“…views ofglobalizationare distinctlymore positive inlow-incomecountries thanin rich ones.”The Pew Center for the People andthe Press surveyed 38,000 peoplein 44 countries in 20022011 survey:29% “bad”,57% “good” for U.S.8%“bad”, 91% “good” for Kenya
Big picture question we’lladdressWhy is the opening up of markets to foreigngoods and services so controversial?The free-trade debateTopic 9onsyllabusUnited Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Pollconductedby Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 13-16, 2011. N=1,007adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.7.