• Offered by International and Development Economics Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ying Xu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The Role of Financial Markets and Instruments for Economic Management and Development (IDEC8083)

 The course is aimed mainly at economists who are or may become economic policy advisors, makers, or implementers. The emphasis is on the use emerging economies can make of financial markets and instruments and on how they can develop them. The course covers both finance theory and its applications. Discussions of case studies represent one third of the required class work. Prior knowledge of finance is useful but not required

This course describes the main financial markets and instruments and their use for economic management and development, with emphasis on emerging economies. Four major topics will be covered: financial markets and instruments for monetary and fiscal policy; financial markets and instruments for the management of domestic and foreign debt; the role of the stock market in development; and investment theory, financial derivatives, and the management of official reserves. The course includes a visit to financial institutions in Sydney and relies heavily on case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The aim of the course is to give students

  1. a working knowledge of financial terms and concepts
  2. an understanding of how financial markets and instruments operate and how they can be used to achieve economic policy objectives
  3. an understanding of the steps required for the development of those markets and instruments and of the optimal sequencing of reforms
  4. the skills required for work in a financial institution, in a various areas of government using or regulating the financial sector

Other Information

Delivery mode:

On campus

Indicative Assessment

 Assessment is based on:

  • Mid-term examination (20%, redemptive)
  • Essay (30%)
  • Final examination (50%)

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The course consists of 13 weeks of lectures (2 hours per week), tutorials (1 hour per week) for discussions of case studies, and tutorials (1 hour per week) for numerical exercises.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2160
2005 $3084
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7682 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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