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Perspectives on teaching international macroeconomics and finance: is there more consensus in the 2000s?


  • Shiu-Sheng Chen

    () (Department of Economics, National Taiwan University)


This paper surveys the current state of teaching in international macroeconomics and finance. After collecting graduate international macroeconomics syllabi taught by international economists in the leading US economics departments between 2001 and 2005, I study whether there is consensus on selected topics and articles in this field. It is shown that there seems more agreement on which topics should be taught and which articles should be deemed most essential.

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  • Shiu-Sheng Chen, 2006. "Perspectives on teaching international macroeconomics and finance: is there more consensus in the 2000s?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 1(3), pages 1-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06a20004

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    International Finance;

    JEL classification:

    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance


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